Parents are threatening to not attend the wedding if groom doesn’t agree. Problem is the brother is a major jerk.
She thinks he’s being cruel and unsupportive. Carolyn Hax thinks he’s being honest about his concerns.
She feels likes she’s missed out on much of her children’s and grandchildren’s lives because of the moves. And she’s tired of being a long-distance,...
Parent worries child will regret missed opportunities.
There are gentle and fair ways to rein in a chatty relative so others have a chance to speak.
This soon-to-be grandparent has a history of taking things over, so no, the parents should be the co-stars on this day.
You can love and support your child with your whole heart while still retaining sufficient objectivity to know cruelty when you see it.
What can this sibling do? Nothing really, just be there and listen.
This brain quirk may be interpreted by some people as showing too much interest — like crushing-verging-on-stalkery-obsessed interest.
Husband wants to maintain a relationship with his sister but his wife wants nothing to do with his sibling or his sibling’s unbearable spouse.