- 10 years ago
Hello wonderful Bees. I’m hoping someone will have some good advice for me! Here is the situation:
My fiance and I have only been together less than two years. We have been engaged for three months and have co-habbed for nine months. The only problem is that he has an ex who seems to still be bitter and hanging on. He doesn’t talk to her or see her, but they were together for several years, so she is still close with some of his family/friends. I have no problem with that or nor did she and I have an issue period until Fiance and I got serious and then she began to do some crazy things. She has cussed me, texted my phone constantly, tried to get a guy to start a fight with Fiance (who was a friend of mine, so I was able to smooth it out, luckily), spread nasty lies to his family about me, used FI’s niece to try to get information about us, called him crying, sent him inappropriate emails about some very personal medical tests she had to have, shown up at our house to throw a fit, and so the list goes on. I haven’t said anything to her about any of this, other than “I really don’t appreciate being spoken to that way.” My theory has been that once we “x” (move in together, get engaged, etc), she will get over it and move on already. That hasn’t happened, but I am not threatened by her or really care enough to say anything to her, because at this point, I’m kind of over letting her shennanigans get to me. Notice I say “her”.
My fiance’s best friend (groom) is getting married soon and also happens to be part of FI’s family. Fiance is in the wedding, as is the ex, who is very close to the bride. The bride and I are not best friends, but we get along well and we all spend time together 2+ times a week. The bride is having a combo shower/bachelorette party, and has not been shy about talking about it front of me. I was told that she has invited 30+ people (including FI’s whole family and all other female S.O.’s of the family)…but I was not invited. I am invited to the rehearsal and the wedding itself, but am the only female who was not invited to the party.
I am hurt by this, but had decided to just not say anything because I don’t want to rain on any of her wedding-related parade. However, the other invitees that I am close with (even some who are friends with the ex) have been telling me that it is ridiculous and that I should say something. The problem is…I just don’t know. I partially feel like the bride is waiting for me to say something, but I haven’t, even though we see each other frequently and she has openly talked about it in front of me several times. The only reason I can come up with is because of the ex. She just hates me and is the bride’s best friend, although every single other female invitee was invited to the party and there will be 30+ people there, so I don’t see why it would even be an issue.
I’m hurt, but I feel like I shouldn’t say anything. Time will work everything out and all…but it is hard to not say anything and just act oblivious when we are together and she discusses it and someone tells *us* to have fun at the party. The main part that I’m having a hard time letting go of, is the feeling that “as long as the ex is still part of the family, I apparently won’t ever be”. What would you do? Would you try to find a kind way to discuss it, or just let it go?