- 7 years ago
- Wedding: May 2012
So… Happy Easter!
haha Okay so my family is very… interesting. There’s only 7 of us in the ‘main’ group (parents, me and Fiance, cousin and her long time Boyfriend or Best Friend, and grandma), and my cousin and I disagree on a lot of things. Today’s disagreement was on a controversial bill that is currently passed but being debated and voted upon in November. It’s a BIG deal here in Ohio, and affects a lot of people. She is on one side, I am on another. She openly stated and agreed that she’s not incredibly educated on the bill, nor has she read the whole thing or understands what its all about, however she will fight it till the death.
Of course I’m on the other side, and after about 5 glasses of zinfandel, had no trouble calling her out on it when she started on one of her tirades. I couldn’t help but state my opinion, and things got kind of heated (although we still ended the night just fine, and both agreed we didn’t want to fight about it). That was my first mistake, but that’s neither here nor there.
My Fiance didn’t say anything, was very quiet, and was then ready to leave the party ASAP. I apologized to him if I made things awkward (he’s seen this happen before though, sometimes my family gets talking!), but sometimes things are just worth fighting for/disussing. Plus, it was MY family!!!
Anyway, one of the best and most romantic things I’ve ever heard my dad say was this : “no matter how ridiculous or wrong I think your mother is, I will defend her to the end, no matter what… even if I personally don’t agree with her.”
So what do you think, Bees? Would you ‘stand by your man (or woman)’ no matter what? I feel like my Fiance almost went against me. I wasn’t expecting him to verbally agree or state his opinion or anything, but he could’ve at least just apprecaited that I’m passionate about this and supported me and my convictions. Instead, he’s quiet and distant and almost angry… and I know he happens to agree with me on this because we’ve discussed it before! I just don’t think he liked seeing me actually verbally have this conversation.
Kind of annoying. I’m usually so agreeable and friendly and laid back… but once I get fired up about something, it’s like my Fiance gets turned off and angry! Ugh.
Anyway… what do you think? Would you stand by your man and be supportive no matter what?