- 7 years ago
- Wedding: November 2012
My brother is my half brother, the only one I have. (My boyfriend is an only child too) He’s 7 years older. He missed my high school graduation. I made every single one of his varsity football games when he was in high school. Drama has always followed brother. All my parent’s time and energy, while I was growing up, was spent getting dear brother out of major trouble.
He entered the military when he was out of high school and wanted to get engaged to his high school sweetheart. She broke it off because he handed her her ring and said “here.”
Brother has made some changes and gotten his life on some sort of a track.. He and his girlfriend are living together. They’ve been dating about a year and a half and have been living together for a year (they’ve known each other for while though)
He recently graduated with his associates (spring 11) While I, seven years younger, graduated with my Bachelors (spring 11)
My boyfriend and I have been dating for nearly 5 years and are looking to get engaged soon. ( Any day now!) He bought my stone 6 months ago.
Brother dearest decided to go ring shopping for his girlfriend like 4 months ago or so… and is getting engaged like this weekend.
They’re now planning their wedding for May 2013
We were planning ours for end of April 2013.
Don’t know when we’re going to do it now…
I hate my life.
I’m happy that brother is getting his act together, setteling down, etc.
But does it seriously have to be when I’m doing it too?!?! They live together! Can’t they just do it next summer?! They were just talking about eloping… NOT NOW!
My birthday is even shared with my cousin (who is a year older), so I’ve always had a combined birthday party. (Cousin is also going to go ring shopping for his Girlfriend soon too… GEEEZZ!! They’ve only been dating a year!)
I don’t want my wedding to be combined or nearly combined as well.
This is the prime of my life… I’m getting married to my best friend, I don’t intend on re-marrying or divorcing. I want the one-in-a-lifetime attention on me!
Then I feel bad for wanting the attention and I feel like I should just be happy with whatever happens. I should be happy for brother and his gf.
Sorry for the rant.
How should I handle this?