- 8 years ago
- Wedding: September 2011
My cousin is 8 years older than me and I feel like she’s trying to “compete” with me. She got married when I was 13 or 14. She got everyone’s attention on every aspect.
Fast forward 4-5 years. I bring my boyfriend home to meet the family, at a family picnic type of event. Cousin gets riproaringly drunk and tells everyone about her marital problems. I mean, falling all over herself, wetting herself, throwing up everywhere drunk.
My boyfriend and I buy our first house. We share the news with my family. Cousin announces she’s getting divorced.
We announce our engagement. Cousin announces she’s pregnant (she was like 6 weeks at the time, way too early IMO to be announcing).
We book our date, spread the word. Cousin announces she and baby daddy are planning on getting married in September too, it’s oh-so-perfect timing for after the baby arrives. She has no ring. He didn’t marry his other two baby mamas.
I’m really frustrated. It’s not that I want to be the center of attention but I’d like my grandma to make me a cross-stitched wedding announcement like she did for her other grandkids. No, she’s too busy making baby blankets. I’d like for people to care a little. All anyone can talk about at any family function is this cousin and whether they’ll really get married and stuff.
I really really really hope they don’t get married right before Fiance and I’s wedding. That’s her plan at this point, but it would really break my heart. Asking our family to travel for two weddings in the same month is just ridiculous and impossible.