(Closed) Advice for BIL drama

posted 6 years ago in Family
Post # 3
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: December 1999

It sounds like they really want to kepp this small. Does she have any siblings that aren’t being invited? It so then I wouldn’t take it too personally that they just want to keep it parents only, especially since it sounds like Brother-In-Law isn’t close to his family.

Post # 4
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

Well mostly it’s obvious by his previous behavior that your Brother-In-Law is an immature child.  Not going to his brother’s wedding because he was not asked to be a groomsman for his brother that he barely spoke with?  I’m not asking my sisters to be bridesmaids–we’re not super close and they don’t really care because they know it’s not about them.  Your Brother-In-Law did not seem to have grasped that idea. 

That said, they are not inviting her siblings either, nor anyone else except parents.  This may be because Brother-In-Law is still pissy about not being a groomsman but it’s probably because they only want their parents there.  Don’t be your Brother-In-Law.  It’s not about you–it’s about them and what they want–respect that and let them make their own choices for their own wedding.  Your beef with him is because he did not respect your choices for your wedding.  Be the bigger person and send a card and small gift to congratulate your Brother-In-Law on his marriage, try not to take it personally and have your husband tell his mother to chill out–if his brother doesn’t want him there than he will respect that and congratulate him on his own.

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