- 5 years ago
I’m very recently engaged and my partner and I decided to keep it to ourselves for a few weeks before we break the news – this is partially because we’d like to savour it just the two of us for a wee while but also because his sister has *just* had a baby, and we don’t want to steal her thunder, so to speak. However, I feel really worried about breaking the news to my parents because we aren’t close and don’t talk often. I know most people contact their parents first, but it would just feel strange to contact my parents first when we hardly have a relationship. We live in different countries and communicate sporadically via email but I haven’t even spoken with my parents on the telephone for years! We Skype maybe 2-3 times a year on holidays. Has anyone been in a similar situation? I’m tempted to just email them the news, but I know it’s ‘tradional’ to call them and tell them, but it just doesn’t feel right. Any advice?