I announced to my family on Facebook that I was getting married and now
..my family is already mad at me!
I made a Facebook event telling everyone that my SO and I were finally tying the knot this summer (three months to be exact) and that we would love to have all of our friends and family over that weekend to celebrate. We'll be having huge backyard BBQ, with fireworks (it will be in july), games, drinks, music, etc.
The thing is, we have been engaged for over 3 years now so they knew we were eventually getting married- and to top it off, we're just getting married at the courthouse.
Considering that none of them ever bother to talk to me, call me, ask me how my kids are, comment on their photos- nothing, why would I feel the need to call each and every one of them separately to tell them something they most likely dont even care about? Not to mention my own mother has my SO blocked on Facebook. Give me a damn break.
My brother is upset and wants me to call to tell our parents myself so they "dont have to find out this way". My Dad never showed any care or love towards me in my entire life and that is NOT an exaggeration. I cant even remember the last time I talked to him or even seen him and he lives in the same town I do. My Mom burned me terribly in the past spreading hurtful lies in return for pity parties, and thats putting it nicely. I have tried EVERYTHING to be accepted in my parents eyes, but it was always a one sided relationship that turned into backstabbing (mother) or being ignored (father). My own sister begged me to "give up" on my mother and stop trying to have a picture perfect relationship with her. I finally have even though it hurts.
I feel like I cant win with my family.