Part of me wants to be hopeful. The other part is SO jaded.
If you're there together then it's another chance for your WS to support you through something difficult and possibly bring you closer together? But yes, it's a strange mixture of hope and bitterness/jadedness for me at weddings now
The bad news is there is no key to happiness. The good news is it isn't locked.
Mine is interesting in that my WW attended a wedding with her AP, and were photographed together, arms locked in arms. I think she had the foresight to remove her wedding ring, though, so that's kind of cool.
Weddings will never be the same for me, at least if I'm in attendance with my WW. Going alone or with a friend would be fine, I think.
Just be strong, maybe have a few shots of tequila before you go..!
After the October wedding fiasco, we skipped a Nov wedding. The two weddings we have gone to were ones that we couldnt blow off, but weddings have a whole new feel to me now and I no longer look forward to them and still can't listen to our wedding song. I am not sure I ever will. Also didn't celebrate wedding anniversary this year. This sh*t is hard!
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Trying to do the mother of the bride thing and watch WH walk our daughter up the aisle and do a bible reading was so hard. Our daughter looked radiant - as she and our new SIL took their vows I got very tearful. It was hard to focus on them and not to think of all I've lost.
When WH did his father of the bride speech saying to our new SIL to treat her well, I had to bit my lip hard enough to make it bleed to stop me making any sound.
We have one daughter and the months leading up to her wedding were supposed to so exciting and special for me, as we arranged things together. I feel he has robbed me of so many things.
I don't want to feel jaded either but I do. Maybe in time weddings will go back to being something we associate with hope and joy.