(Closed) Dad doesn’t really approve but I want him to.

posted 7 years ago in Emotional
Post # 3
8353 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: March 2011

Do you and your Fiance live close to your father? Maybe your Fiance could invite your father out to do some guy things, so they could get to know each other. That would be a good start. Then your Fiance can let your father know that he has only your best interests at heart and will honor you forever and always, even though you don’t come from the same backgrounds.

Post # 5
3461 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

Time.  You are your father’s daughter and sometimes it’s hard even without culture difference to realize you’re growing up.  My brother had to deal with this with his wife.  It likely didn’t help they got engaged/married fairly young for their peers (immediately after college), so the parents didn’t get accustomed to the idea by seeing other kids getting married.  It took some time (and them living states away from the father for a while) for the father to accept my brother.  Brother is now working for father at his company.

No easy way to ask for cash until he’s reconciled to it.  Can you ask your mom instead?  Do without it?

Post # 7
7693 posts
Bumble Beekeeper


It is hard for daddy’s to give their “little girl” away, even when they see eye to eye with the groom to be, even harder when there are perceived differences.  I agree with giving dad the time to come around.  Sorry, it isn’t easier.

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