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Blending familys can be a true joy, but there are tricky elements too. From merging households, to deciding where to spend the holidays, this is the place to give and get support on all things family.



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Was it love at first sight
Pat, on February 7, 2024 at 10:43 AM

Ok , it's almost Valentine's Day!! So here's a question for you ...... was it love at first sight? Did you feel that zing?? Or was it a slow simmer? For me .... it was neither LOLOLOL After...

Kathy, 3 hours ago 11 191
Madison, on August 27, 2022 at 12:31 PM

I may be making too much out of this but I’d love to know what other women think. I’m 22 and have a wedding planned for next spring. Last Friday, I got home earlier than expected and was going to...

Emily, 11 hours ago 24 650
Growing Guest List
Brenda, on February 27, 2024 at 5:10 PM

I’m wanting to send out invites this month. I never wanted a big wedding. I’d much rather go somewhere beautiful and elope. My FH has a huge family, and has always wanted a big wedding. I thought we...

Veronica, Yesterday at 8:48 AM 4 101
Friend Upset About Not Being in Bridal Party
Katie, on February 26, 2024 at 8:19 AM

Hi! This is my first time writing in one of these blogs and I hope you all can help me out! I have a dilemma with one of my good friends. He is a dear friend of mine who I’ve been friends with since...

CM, Feb 26, 2024 8 149
Future Mother in Law getting a little crazy
Mallory, on September 16, 2019 at 5:41 AM

I need to vent about this! Can't really say it to my fiance (Well, I can but don't really want to). Don't want to say it to my friends because I have been trying to refrain from talking about my...

Kim, Feb 25, 2024 17 1,742
Mrs. Johnson
Dad's girlfriend
Mrs. Johnson, on February 18, 2024 at 7:52 PM

To start off my mother and father have been divorced for over 20 years. My dad and his girlfriend have been together for about 20 years, it's understanding why my mom doesn't like my father's...

Mrs. Johnson, Feb 24, 2024 16 195
Contemplating moving on or should i wait ?
Mahnoor, on February 23, 2024 at 1:48 AM

Me and my boyfriend have been together for 2 plus years and he's btw 12 years older than me , he's 40 and I'm 28 and he's moving to England next month . I told him that the only way for us to be in...

Andrea, Feb 23, 2024 12 219
It's been 3 years and no proposal, contemplating moving on?
Erica, on December 17, 2020 at 2:39 PM

I'm enlisting the advice and counsel of anyone who has gone through a similar situation. My boyfriend and I have been together for just over 3 years, with our fair share of ups and downs and learning...

Jackson, Feb 17, 2024 61 101,429 1
Grooms family is not putting in any effort or care in the wedding...what do i do?
Shawnda , on August 15, 2018 at 5:26 PM

Not sure how to handle this, if I even need to, and if I should even care. My fiancé and I are in one of those situations where we are paying for most of our wedding on our own. Which is fine to me-...

CM, Feb 15, 2024 21 6,245
How to disinvite bridesmaid
Alex, on February 12, 2024 at 8:58 PM

TLDR; friendship has grown apart quite a bit since asking my friend to be a bridesmaid. We haven’t spoken in 4 months, and probably haven’t seen each other since July 2023. I guess let me start with:...

Rae, Feb 14, 2024 10 231
i think my sister is in competition with me & i get weird vibes from her
Teri, on February 3, 2024 at 6:40 AM

Sorry this is long: So me & my half sister got married a few months from eachother, she is a few years younger than me and I don’t know if it’s just me, but I feel like everything is a...

Teri, Feb 13, 2024 6 155 1
Would you be upset if your spouse went to a strip club?
Megan, on November 1, 2022 at 6:39 PM

My husband and I got married this September, we have been together for 6.5 years and have gone to the strip club together many times. He went to the strip club with his groomsmen for his Batchelor...

Mary, Feb 13, 2024 29 19,176 1
Sister is mad i want to get married same year
Sophia, on February 10, 2024 at 7:22 AM

Hello all! I need help. Both of my sisters got engaged last year (2023) 1 month apart. My oldest sister got engaged the last weekend of May and wanted to plan her wedding in June of 2024. My middle...

CM, Feb 12, 2024 9 210
Not inviting father’s mistress
Brianne, on June 5, 2021 at 8:59 AM

I’m not the bride but the sister in law. She is in a difficult situation and we could use an outside perspective. My father in law (brides father) had an affair and divorced my mother in law after 35...

CM, Feb 9, 2024 30 1,216
Guest list
Shavonne, on January 23, 2024 at 8:36 PM

How many of you all having are having a hard time with your guest list when it comes towards family?

Scarlet, Feb 9, 2024 14 155
Asked best friends to be my bridesmaid/moh but feel like we all aren’t close anymore?
Hannah, on February 3, 2024 at 11:23 PM

We have all been best friends for a long long time. I met my MOH when I was a senior in high school and she was a freshman in college. We have been through some crazy, wild times that has always put...

Michelle, Feb 5, 2024 3 108
What do we call the person walking the Groom down the aisle?
Kelsey, on January 24, 2024 at 10:45 PM

Hi friends, My fiancé's mother passed away in 2022. He has chosen to have his best friend's (the best man) mother walk him down the aisle. I am curious on what we should call her? I have seen escort,...

Kelsey, Feb 2, 2024 4 90
Don’t like his sister ..
Madison, on January 28, 2024 at 4:36 PM

My fiance and i have been together for 5 years , we are getting married in 2026 and starting our guest lists. Me and his sister do not talk or get along and he really don’t speak to her as well, she...

Andrea, Feb 1, 2024 6 162
Complicated Family of the Bride
Breann, on January 31, 2024 at 1:49 PM

Im 28, got engaged in September and I am STRESSED. Quick-ish back story: my parents had me at 17. I’ve never been close with my mom. Her and my stepdad HATE my dad and stepmom. My little brother also...

Michelle, Jan 31, 2024 2 129
Plus Ones/moh
Honey, on January 28, 2024 at 6:32 PM

I’ve posted before about plus ones for my destination wedding. I’d decided on “no plus ones” but would adjust on a case by case. No one has needed a plus one, as we’d invited mostly family and all...

Rae, Jan 31, 2024 17 253
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