(Closed) Unsupportive of new engagement

posted 8 years ago in Family
Post # 3
3539 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

my brother is like that, caught up in his own world. Took him a week to reply but hes a happy chappy. hes just absent minded in returning texts and calls. Apparently he read the message thought to himself oh cool and then never replied.

So i wouldnt fret yet! might be a valid reason!

Post # 4
1940 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

I wouldn’t take it personally – some people just don’t get excited about weddings or something.  My Future Brother-In-Law got engaged before Christmas to his gf and he never called to say anything – we found out through my Future Mother-In-Law.  We have tried to call him multiple times (and left messages) telling him congrats, but he has yet to return our phone call (my Fiance has mentioned it to his mother, and she doesn’t think that Future Brother-In-Law is upset at us or anything, he just doesn’t like to stay in contact with people).  


Perhaps your Future Brother-In-Law just doesn’t realize the importance of engagements.  

Post # 6
125 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

Don’t let him rain on your parade congrads on the engagement! I think EVA is right he probably doesn’t understand the importance of an engagement annoucement.  You aren’t too young either.

Post # 7
1045 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: January 2008

I’m sorry you’re not getting the response you want from the family.  At least you know that all the WB girls are excited for you!  🙂

I would just suggest to maybe read this recent thread: http://boards.weddingbee.com/topic/no-one-will-ever-care-about-your-wedding-as-much-as-you-do 
as it’s helpful to see that a lot of others feel the same disappointment, and that it is best for your sanity to accept that your engagement really isn’t all that exciting for others.  (Not said in a snarky way, so please don’t take offense.)

Post # 8
74 posts
Worker bee

It sounds like he’s a little caught up in his own relationship falling apart… honestly I wouldn’t worry about it too much, just smile and brush it off for now and hopefully he’ll cut it out when he realizes he’s not getting a reaction out of you.

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