I feel like I am stuck in the middle of a SUPER awkward situation and don’t know what to do.
”Brandon” is a family friend who we met through my older brother a few years ago. He doesn’t have a lot of close family himself, so my family has invited him over to a number of events/dinners that we have had. In addition, Brandon started attending the church that my fiancé and I attend about a year ago, and he will often sit with us.
My fiancé and I have been dating longer than we have known Brandon, but in short, my fiancé does not like him. I won’t go into all of the details, but Brandon can be rather needy/annoying and is extremely socially awkward. My fiancé is also convinced that Brandon has a crush on me... while this has never been confirmed, I will admit that he has been maybe more “flirty” towards me.
Things have recently gotten more complicated...
Brandon has started to talk to one of my cousins (I consider her one of my best friends) who lives 4 hours away from us. They have now met a few times in person and would consider themselves a couple.
And now the real kicker...
My fiancé has made it very clear that he does NOT want to invite Brandon to the wedding (in September). I have mentioned to him that he is probably expecting to attend/it would be polite to invite him, but he is pretty set in what he wants.
I am not really sure what to do. I know that Brandon will mention something eventually about the wedding to my fiancé and I, and I just hope I can run away before my fiancé says anything to him...
Should I be supporting my fiancé in this? I know it is important for him that Brandon not be there, so should I just go along with him?