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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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In-laws and S.o.s in the wedding party? Aita?
Sarah, on January 31, 2023 at 12:53 PM

My brother is getting married this fall, and when his fiancee asked me to be a bridesmaid I was flattered. I definitely did not expect or assume that I would be included. However, my brother did *not*...

Michelle, Yesterday at 11:17 PM 6 168 1
My cousin is a monster.
Rosalie, on January 31, 2023 at 9:57 PM

She just threatened to wear this to my wedding over text. I assume she already bought it or something like it. She did this to my sister. She wore an identical dress and a veil to my sister's wedding....

SH, Feb 1, 2023 15 266 1
Upset Friends
Chanique, on January 20, 2023 at 3:21 PM

I’m not for sure if I’m the only one with this issue, but how did anyone of you deal with friends being upset and or even being mad for not being a bridesmaid in your wedding?

Julija, Feb 1, 2023 18 266
"But you are an adult, you don't have to listen to your parents!"
Charlene, on January 29, 2023 at 1:26 PM

I don't know about you, but I hate this advice because as a disabled adult it is more complicated than people realize, especially when your mother is your legal conservator and has that role of...

Bird, Feb 1, 2023 8 219
Rehearsal Dinner Nightmare!
Danielle, on January 22, 2023 at 5:08 PM

Need opinions. My future in laws booked the whole rehearsal dinner without mentioning it to me or my fiancé. I already had a place in mind, and I also wanted to have just my wedding party. They booked...

Julija, Feb 1, 2023 6 252
Parents Against Moving In Before Wedding
Yg4189, on January 10, 2019 at 7:37 PM

Hello everyone, I'm lost on how to go about this. So my fiance bought a house for us to live in a few months ago and he's all settled in. I still live with my parents and they've always been against...

Julija, Feb 1, 2023 25 6,292
Matron of Honor Drama, Aita?
Julija, on January 29, 2023 at 4:05 PM

So I have two of honors. My sister who is my maid of honor and a close friend who is my matron of honor. Things have recently gotten weird between me, my matron of honor, and my fiancé due to her work...

Julija, Jan 29, 2023 4 152
Good secular pre-marital counseling
Charlene, on January 29, 2023 at 9:58 AM

Does anyone know any good secular pre-marital counselors? We are going to ask our psychiatrists (see mine this week) if they know of any couples therapist that does it, but I would like some...

Thomas, Jan 29, 2023 1 56
Who has a bigger family? You or your fiancé(e)?
Maren, on November 13, 2018 at 11:05 AM

Which one of you will have more family members at your wedding to witness the “I do's”?? Who has the bigger family - you or your fiancé(e)? Photo from Hunter James Photography in Maryland Next...

Kris, Jan 25, 2023 406 2,089
Dad’s girlfriend, not my step mom..
McKenzie, on September 25, 2019 at 8:01 PM

Sorry in advance for the long post, but here it goes. My mom and dad divorced when I was 13, my mom has since passed away. My dad has been dating his girlfriend for like 9 years, I have never liked...

Maeson, Jan 24, 2023 31 2,102
Issues with my mom and the dress.
Rosalie, on January 24, 2023 at 3:53 PM

Ok, so the other day, I thought it would be cool to add a little pop of color to my dress. Not all over the dress, just some pretty accents. Something summery, like a light pink or blue, or gold to...

Erin, Jan 24, 2023 7 145
As a bride, do i have to take wedding pics with groom's family? Does my family have to do joint photos with groom's family?
Lindsay, on March 31, 2021 at 2:07 PM

Right now, I have a lot of things nailed down re planning, which is great. The biggest issue are the relationships at hand. My parents are paying for everything, which is great. What is not great is I...

Tierra, Jan 22, 2023 19 789
Moving in together???
Dd, on February 2, 2022 at 1:42 PM

Hey all, I am thinking about moving together with my spouse a month after the wedding. I want us to be able to save up a little, is this weird? I have yet to talk to him about it, because I just...

Anna, Jan 22, 2023 6 321 4
Thinking of ending my engagement because of parenting issues.
Celina, on May 6, 2021 at 10:49 AM

So I’ve gotten the big ticket items settled for my wedding but as you can see the title I’m having doubts. I e been with my Fiancé for 3 years. I’ve been helping raise his girls and we have a son...

Gillian, Jan 22, 2023 27 900
Advice on engagement ring
Avery, on January 18, 2023 at 1:49 PM

Hi there! I am new here and hope to lean on this community as we plan our wedding for the summer. But first, I would love some advice on my engagement ring situation. Last year, after being together...

Mrs.evans, Jan 19, 2023 5 140
I’m having a hard time sharing the news about being engaged?
Alyssa, on January 19, 2023 at 9:47 PM

I’m shy, well sorta. I’m not a shy person, but when there’s a big life change in my life (good or bad), I tend to not tell anyone until weeks or months or whenever it comes up later down the line. Im...

Lisa, Jan 19, 2023 1 73
Adopting kids
Olivia, on January 19, 2023 at 12:39 PM

Hey there so I’m adopting two kids a boy and a girl and I need some ideas for what they can do in the wedding. One of them is 10 years old and the other is 12 years old I think

Mrs.evans, Jan 19, 2023 10 135
Considering the elderly invitees
Michael, on January 18, 2023 at 4:19 PM

Hey there! My Fiance and I are planning to be married in October at a spot we've wanted for years. It does everything: Ceremony, Reception, Catering, Lodging, Recreational activities, etc. And fits...

Michelle, Jan 19, 2023 8 170
Family - Remembering Loved One
Olivia, on January 16, 2023 at 4:22 PM

So I found out the day after July 4th that my grandmother passed away and I am trying to figure out what to do for the rehearsal dinner in her honor. She was supposed to be here celebrating her...

Skylar, Jan 19, 2023 12 94
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...

Anna, Jan 18, 2023 21 1,620
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