Jack proposed to Amy. Amy said, “Yes!” They both were extremely happy. Their families got exited and wanted to know when is the Big Day! Families sometimes could cause conflict between the two most important people in the Wedding, the Bride and the Groom.
Every family have their own way of living their lives. Values within the Groom’s family are different than the values within the Bride’s family. There might be similarities, but for sure the differences will be very apparent.
Amy wanted so much to blend into Jack’s family, and they were very welcoming with open arms. Then the preparation for the wedding started and Amy, politely, invited Jack’s mother and sister to play a part in the preparation. Jack’s mother wanted the wedding to be held in their farmhouse. They have a beautiful garden in their five acre farm and with the right decoration it could look very beautiful! Amy didn’t want to hold her wedding in a farmhouse and always dreamt of holding it in one of the luxury hotels in her hometown. Well, to make them feel that they are part of her world now, Amy agreed to hold her wedding at their farmhouse.
After the Wedding, Amy used to visit Jack’s family and wanted to be part of their activities, but sometimes she’ll find Jack’s mom and sister sitting at the kitchen table chatting and leaving Amy sitting by herself in the family room. In one occasion, Amy decided to leave while they were still in the kitchen. She complained to Jack about what was happening and that she feels that she doesn’t belong with his family. But he didn’t address this issue with his family!!
If you were in Amy’s place, and you felt that with all the efforts you’re making, your fiancé’ family are still not accepting you within their circle, what would you do?