(Closed) Parent's Gift

posted 6 years ago in Emotional
Post # 3
1284 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

You’re probably going to get some backlash for this post. I’m glad to hear that your wedding was great! 

You should really just try to let it go. I know this is easier said than done but you’re only hurting yourself by dwelling over it. 

Good luck! Thinking of you.

Post # 5
1526 posts
Bumble bee

My dad’s present to me was free through his wok, but still nice so I’m thankful and my mom got me nothing. Not even a card. They did nothing for my wedding (a 24 person dinner). The most we got from anyone was $100. Eight guests didn’t even bring cards including his sister and her boyfriend (who are in their late 20’S). Did they get thank you cards? Yep. I’m sorry your disappointed, but its not your parent’s responsibility to help you out financially after the age of 18. Try to be happy about what you did get. 

Post # 6
2295 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

Given all the things you said, I have to say, that would seem really strange to me too. I wonder if they are struggling financially more than you know (especially if they are helping your brother), but want to “save face” and hence the playing up their roles, not communicating with you about money, etc.

$100k is a good income but doesn’t necessarily go that far when you are helping an adult child, may be trying to catch up on retirement savings, house payment, debt, etc.

Post # 7
95 posts
Worker bee

@P2TheDoodle:  I would be disappointed too, especially if they are consistently helping your brother. Perhaps, as somebody else suggested, there are financial issues that you are anaware of?

I am glad that your wedding was great, that’s all that matters! Congrats!

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