(Closed) today was supposed to be the day…

posted 9 years ago in Waiting
Post # 3
10218 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 2010

((HUGS)) did his parents know why they were supposed to be meeting?  perhaps he didn’t tell them why? i’m sorry that they couldn’t meet and that he’s bummed… perhaps you can have an engagement party or something like that where you all can get together….

Post # 4
2779 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

Oh sweetie. I’m sorry your plans didn’t work out. We tried to get our parents to meet for 3 years! They ended up not meeting until after we got engaged and I still think FH was a bit upset they didn’t get to meet beforehand. But it worked out really well and they all get along so that’s one less thing to worry about. I’m sure you’ll find a time when you least expect it when all of you will be free again. And fingers crossed for you getting that ring regardless.

Post # 6
210 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

I’m so sorry.  Family issues can be tough.  Do they seem to be okay with you and the relationship in general?  I hope he had a wonderful birthday regardless.  It’s sad that he didn’t get to see his folks for the holidays.  But I’m glad your folks we able to be there for his birthday.  

Post # 7
654 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

We went through this exact thing with my fiance’s parents. We tried about 6 different times and occassions for our parents to meet because it was important to us that they met before we became engaged. After the final one fell through (and after my fiance not hearing from his parents until almost 11pm on his birthday and other stupid issues that outraged me and my family) he called his mother up and basically told her he was planning on proposing soon wanted them to meet my parents but this was the final chance as we could not keep putting off our lives. He also told them in a not so nice way that if they weren’t willing to meet my parents and be apart of the family that the two of us is building now then he didn’t want to hear it when they felt uncomfortable at the wedding because they hadn’t met my parents. After about 2 days of on and off bickering about why he was being like that they came around and our parents finally met. It was a brief meeting in a neutral setting but hey atleast they met. One thing I definitely recommend is making sure that you’re planning something at your house or at maybe a local restaraunt or something so now one is on each other’s turf and maybe everyone would feel more comfortable and willing to come?? In the end though you can only ask them to be a part of things but if they aren’t willing then you just have to come to terms with that and let them come around when they are ready.

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