(Closed) Anyone gaining a significant amount of new family

posted 7 years ago in Family
Post # 3
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1036 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

Fiance and I have been together for almost 12 years, so this already happened.  But I think his first Christmas with my family was a bit overwhelming for him…seeing as how there are over 60 of us there.  He has adjusted just fine though. 😉

Post # 4
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5654 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: April 2011

DH’s family is HUGE…. on his dad’s side alone he has 16 aunts and uncles.. and his Dad & Stepmom have over 20 grandchildren!

Lets just say I STILL don’t know everyone. lol

Post # 5
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1944 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2009

Raises hand. My family: My sister, niece and myself. We choose to keep everyone else out; they’re too effin crazy. Darling Husband family? On his dads side alone 7 aunts/uncles, 5 step aunts/uncles, 24 grandchildren, 24 great grandchildren. Not too close with his moms side but almost just as big.

Post # 6
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1040 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

I’m gaining a very large new family, but not overwhelmed. I’m way excited! 😀

Post # 7
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437 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

@HisIrishPrincess: Not really overwhelmed. But I have two sisters and my Fiance is the middle child of 7 kids. So making a guest list that doesn’t overpower ought to be interesting. LOL

Post # 8
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4014 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

MEEEE!! Im gaining LOTS and I’m super excited about it because they are all amazing and caring!

Post # 9
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280 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

My FH & I have been together for 4 years now and I still have yet to figure out how everyone is related haha.. his mother has 8 brothers and sister so lots of cousins and aunt and uncles and such. Some I haven’t even met yet! I only have 4 cousins total, on both sides so it’s a little overwhelming at times. But that’s okay, I’ll get it figured out haha

Post # 10
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630 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

YES. There are so many I can’t keep them straight. There are step relatives, half relatives, full blood relatives…Most of them i will meet at the wedding.

Post # 11
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6065 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: January 2012

Fiance and I both have huge families, but I’m much closer to my extended family than he is.

It’s an adjustment for him to get used to the fact that we get together regularly. The good news is that he likes them a lot and we all get along. 🙂

Post # 12
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2584 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

Yep, me! But Fiance is gaining more, lol. I have 24 aunts and uncles (parents siblings- not their aunts and uncles too), and about 50 cousins total. I don’t know the breakdown but when I made the tentative guest list Fiance has about 50-60 aunts/uncles/cousins. Neither of us counts great aunts/uncles or 2nd cousins or further.

 

Post # 13
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11166 posts
Sugar Beekeeper

YES!!! His family is huge! His father is one of seven and most of those are already grandparents. They just keep multiplying.

I think it is hilarious that he doesn’t know of what is going on so when I ask him questions to try and figure it all out he hasn’t a clue. Doesn’t make my job of remembering any easier. *sigh*

Post # 14
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2790 posts
Sugar bee

I am gaining his mothers 11 brothers and sisters. He is gaining my dads 7 brothers and sisters. On my dads side there are 75 people at Christmas. I’m used to it so I like it.

Post # 15
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532 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

I’m gaining a huge new family, but fairly excited about it. 

My immediately family and extended relatives who are actually in touch probably number less than 25. 

He’s got a huge latino family where the first, second and third generation cousins all keep in contact. He’s got his mom’s side (7 people) and his dad’s side (add another 5) before you start counting his older siblings husbands and steadys (going ot be getting engaged or engaged). 

Then you include just his immediate aunts, uncles, first cousins you get upwards of another 40. 

I don’t like my family and in fact am in a huge debate, so yes. i’m excited

Post # 16
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1941 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

FH has such a huge family. We’ve been together over four years now, and there are still many family members I haven’t met yet!!

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