- 6 years ago
- Wedding: August 2015
So I need some advice/ideas, and this is the place to go!
Long story short: My dad raised me and my brothers since I was 4-my mom left and we never saw her again. 18 years later, my dad remarried and they’ve only been married for 5 years. I’m not super close with her since I was out of the house when they were dating.
My relationship with her is strained. When we announced our engagement, everyone was happy for us, except for her. She even told me when I told her the news that she could not be happy for us and that we shouldn’t get married and she didn’t want any part of it. This had me in tears, so I called my dad back to see why he was happy and she apparently had a big problem with it. I’m assuming he really laid into her about the whole thing because afterwards she apologized and eventually ended up throwing one of my bridal showers.
As a result of just everything that’s happened with her, I didn’t want her with me when I tried on dresses, etc and haven’t wanted her input on anything-so she’s missed out on a lot of stuff that a “regular” mom would get to share in.
I am struggling with what to do for her as a gift. Part of me really doesn’t even want to get her anything, but part of me knows that I probably should just get her something small. What are your thoughts on the situation? If I do get her something, does anyone have any ideas?
Thank you so much in advance!