My parents are divorced. My relationship with my dad is not the best. Its actually (from my standpoint) just a relationship where we are civil.
Long story short, he was very mentally abusive to my sister and I when we were growing up. Because of this I have a lot of body image issues and have had to go to therapy. Its given me severe depression and anxiety that I had to be medicated for at some point. I barely see him because he makes comments about my appearance every time I do. In my teenage years he just stopped speaking to me for 3 whole years for something stupid. I ended up being the bigger person and reaching out to him. I have not gotten an apology, and I know I never will.
So basically, he is lucky he is even invited to my wedding. In his eyes our relationship is like nothing bad ever happened.
But in recent conversations it seems like he is under the impression that I am supposed to ask him to walk me down the aisle, and make a big deal out of it.
Am I supposed to ask him? I thought it was always assumed that your dad walked you down the aisle and there was no discussion about it. I guess he wants me to make him feel all special and like dad of the year, but that will happen.
I'm at that point where if he wants to walk me down the aisle, he can offer. But if he doesn't I'm fine having my mom walk me or walking alone.