(Closed) Parents bugging about engagement (Vent)

posted 7 years ago in Waiting
Post # 3
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2892 posts
Sugar bee

Blah! That’s a bit annoying. Hope dinner goes well for you. You never know. They may be too engaged with your cousin’s engagement (yeah, I just did that ๐Ÿ™‚ ) to bug you too much. I had to go to a wedding last week and I was worried about answering a line of questions since my guy is the last one out of his group that is still single. Amazingly, we didn’t get a single question and had a wonderful, not awkward time. Chin up.

The one thing I never got about the financial response to engagement plans is that, if you want something, you plan for it and save for it BEFORE it comes up. But for whatever reason, this is the only thing on the planet that seems to come up and then it’s “oh, I need money, maybe later.” But you seem to have things in hand and it sounds like you are doing a great job letting him know your concerns. Good luck!!! ๐Ÿ™‚

Post # 4
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Helper bee

@wishingonadream04:  ((Hugs))  I’m having a bad waiting day too, so I understand.  My side of the family has also been asking some questions and making the hypothetical comments.  When asked at the wrong time, they can really spiral me into a bad mood, so I definitely understand. 

Post # 5
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764 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

My parents made cracks…. we were engaged about two weeks later.

Post # 7
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764 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

@claireos: Sure, why not?

I am very hard to surprise – the ring was my grandmother’s ring and my parents had it at their house 6 hours away. When I would talk about “us”, especially to my mom, she would say things about me not getting my hopes up, about how the ring was still at their house, etc.

The last time we talked and that subject came up was about 4 or 5 days before the engagement. Right before we hung up, I told her that I hope she had been lying to me the whole time and that I hope she just laughed her ass off when we hung up.

Turns out, they got me! He had gotten the ring about a week earlier. We just got engaged on 4/20. We went on a vacation and as it was coming to an end, I had completely given up on it happening on that trip. On the last day, on the way home, we stopped for a tour and that’s when it happened!

JUST BREATHE. ๐Ÿ™‚

Post # 8
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: March 2013

Ah,,, that must be tough but maybe your dad’s serious talking may serve good.

My bf’s mother bugs him whenever he talks to her on the phone. And she’s serious, not just teasing.

Post # 9
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3305 posts
Sugar bee

*hugs* hope dinner goes well!

Post # 11
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: January 2014

@wishingonadream04: I’m glad that the dinner went well, but your parents’ attitude would annoy me to tears.

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