Post # 1
Fiance and I were talking about this. He’s feeling a little overwhelmed at the first,second, third & fourth cousins that are in my life. He’s also feeling overwhelmed at the ten nieces and nephews and two great nieces and the soon to be great nephew. I think it’s a little funny but made me think .. anyone else overwhelmed by the numbers of family your marrying into?
Post # 3
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
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
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
I’m gaining a very large new family, but not overwhelmed. I’m way excited! 😀
Post # 7
@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
MEEEE!! Im gaining LOTS and I’m super excited about it because they are all amazing and caring!
Post # 9
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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!!