(Closed) Mom Missed My Bridal Shower. May Not Come To Wedding Due To Depression/Anxiety

posted 6 years ago in Emotional
Post # 3
166 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

Yes, depression does suck for the depressed person and for those close to them.  Depressed individuals can suck the life out those around them.  

I don’t have any answers or advice but my mom suffered from sever depression (at times) and it was a very difficult, sad situation.  Maybe you can just go over and see your mom by yourself.  She might be able to tolerate that better than you and SO but I think it’s great your SO wants to go see her.  I know you want to share this time with her but sometimes life just doesn’t work out the way we hope.  

Go on your cruise and have a great time.  


Post # 5
4687 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: June 2013 - Upstate NY

I’m so sorry. Most people just do not understand the severity of depression. It must be so hard to have your mom not be there at these major events. Maybe you could work on finding a better antidepressant? I know they’re tough to take ๐Ÿ™

Post # 6
308 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

I completely understand, my shower was two weeks ago and my mother didnt show.  My mom will have ridiculous mood swings and called me at 10pm the night before the shower screaming at me over a box.  She never told me she wasnt going to go – so it was quite sad when I kept looking at my clock to see if she would come.  She probably wont come to the wedding next week.  My life has been a living hell this week due to her depression. Everything I seem to do is wrong. 


i wish you the best and I know how sad it is to have this empty feeling of your own mom not being a part of this special day.  Depression is such an awful disease, if youre like me – I am left with such conflicting feelings.  You want to be mad at that person for being selfish and not being there for you but you know it isnt their fault ๐Ÿ™


your wedding will be amazing! Try to stay positive




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