- 7 years ago
- Wedding: May 2012
So… I have been engaged for literally 72 hours. In that time my mom and stepdad have stressed that they want to help us financially (which would be very much appreciated and we would be so grateful) even though we are planning on covering the cost ourselves. The issue is that they have expectations from my fiance’s parents and my real father to also help financially just because they are. The rest of my family and my fiance’s family have very little money and we don’t want anyone to feel like they have to help or are expected to help because we know they can’t afford it. The issue is that my mom and stepdad are publicly talking about finances and about who should do what.
Honestly, I just want to enjoy being engaged for a while with my fiance. Why is this drama necessary and does anyone have any advise on how to tell them to let go of these expectations without them becoming defensive and offended (they are very sensitive people)???? HELP!