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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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My ffil feels left out and had a long conversation with fi on Saturday.
Sarah, on July 8, 2024 at 7:39 PM

My FI and I are getting married in February. We are both 26 and recently finished grad school programs. My parents are divorced. My mom has been on SSDI due to a spinal cord injury for many years now...

SandyZV, Yesterday at 3:17 PM 5 83
Should i invite my old best friends to my wedding?
Holly, on July 6, 2024 at 5:43 AM

I met my (old) best friend when I started a new job when I was 17 I’m now 30. We did a lot of growing together and we’re the closest friends and did almost everything together. However when she moved...

Lorrisa, Jul 9, 2024 7 70
Bridesmaids out of state - letter
Katrina, on July 9, 2024 at 12:59 AM

How do you tell your long distant, best friends you want them to be your bridesmaid in a LETTER? I've already created super cute proposal boxes, but I plan on formally asking them in person. But,...

Andrea, Jul 9, 2024 3 45
Parents ruining entire experience
Lisa, on June 28, 2024 at 10:42 PM

I’m getting married this October but the entire experience has been ruined by my parents. When we got engaged last year, my mom had a meltdown that she wasn't included. They have always treated my...

Lisa, Jul 7, 2024 5 122
Cold Feet Second Time Around
Amanda, on August 18, 2019 at 7:24 AM

Are there any other second (or more) time around Brides who were totally fine with their relationship then got sudden anxiety/cold feet when you got engaged? I was Married to my ex-husband when I was...

Amanda, Jul 6, 2024 14 1,756
Grandmother’s Birthday Day of Wedding
Alexis, on July 3, 2024 at 10:32 AM

Hi! My future husband’s late grandmother’s birthday is the day of our wedding. What are some meaningful but subtle ways to recognize her? We’re doing a memorial table and reserving a seat for her and...

Rosebud, Jul 6, 2024 2 56
Advice please. 5 years .. no ring . Am i the problem?
Bethany, on June 27, 2024 at 6:55 PM

Hi everyone, I would like some serious advice here. I have been with my boyfriend for almost 5 years(in 3 months) and I love him very much. We share a 3 year old as well. Like every relationship, we...

Michael, Jul 5, 2024 6 77
Memory of Wedding
Nicole, on July 1, 2024 at 10:12 AM

I do not want to make a big deal of it but I am still kind of annoyed that my father in law and two other adults on the groom side was talking continously during my father's speech at the wedding. I...

CM, Jul 5, 2024 3 86
Am i a bridezilla?
Chloe, on June 19, 2024 at 7:28 PM

To preface this dilemma, I am a very shy, introverted person with hardly any friends. My fiancé, my twin sister Sarah, and our childhood friend Beth are basically my only friends. There are only 39...

CM, Jun 30, 2024 6 167
Getting Married
Holloway, on June 24, 2024 at 2:31 AM

We are getting married October 25,2025 and we are expecting our third child December 4th. I'm super excited about both!!

Amelia, Jun 28, 2024 4 55
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...

Grace, Jun 27, 2024 15 276
i don't want to invite my relative to my wedding but I'm not sure how to explain to the rest of the family.
Amy, on April 19, 2024 at 8:21 PM

I hate my cousin, lets call her "Josie", and I have hated her since I was a kid. She regularly insults my appearance, she's been doing that since I was eight and she also has some very narcissistic...

Grace, Jun 27, 2024 2 68
Dating your partner
Yasmine, on June 23, 2021 at 11:15 AM

Just curious, How long did you and your partner date before being engaged? My husband and I dated for exactly 3 years before he proposed. We made it official 10.06.16, he proposed 10.06.19, and we got...

Grace, Jun 27, 2024 632 5,653 10
Fiance lied about where our budget was going
Readytowed0122, on June 10, 2024 at 2:33 PM

My fiance and I have been together for two and a half years and will be getting married in December. He has a unique (very niche) hobby that isn't cheap. Without going into too much detail, the guy is...

Dyana, Jun 26, 2024 9 455
My sister does not have a relationship with fiancé. How do i handle this situation?
BlueMan22, on June 24, 2024 at 10:28 AM

I have been in a long distance relationship for nearly two years. My fiancé and I are getting married in September, and we are both excited about our lives together. However, one family issue in...

needmorewine, Jun 25, 2024 9 186
i am posting this anonymously due to conflicts. Any advice is appreciated.
Anonymous, on June 12, 2024 at 6:10 PM

Navigating grooms stepmom and biological mom. Help. Hello everyone. I 27(f) and my fiancé 35(m) are getting married in a year from now. His parents are divorced and has a decent relationship with...

Rosebud, Jun 17, 2024 8 190
My sister insists on wearing a sexy dress...
Kayleigh, on June 7, 2024 at 10:51 PM

So, I have been having a LOT of trouble with my sister, who is also a bridesmaid, and the dress she is trying to pick out. My wedding will be a very small, intimate affair with mostly family and...

Yreka, Jun 13, 2024 6 204
Best friend upset about us getting eloped at the same mountain she did
Jessica, on May 26, 2024 at 12:25 AM

A month before my elopement, my best friend of 10 years (who was part of my bridal party) told me I was taking away from her elopement because me and my fiance were getting eloped on the same mountain...

Link_In_Training, Jun 13, 2024 12 253
How to handle relatives that aren't invited?
Helen, on June 10, 2024 at 7:56 PM

I'm having a small home wedding (expecting around 25). We're only inviting parents, siblings (and their kids) and grandparents, plus a husband/wife who have played in important role in our...

Yreka, Jun 11, 2024 2 96
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...

Helen, Jun 10, 2024 30 25,537 1
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