From: Wedding Palace Visitor
Question: I don't know what to do. I am the mother of the bride. My daughter is 22 and getting married. My stepdaughter is 28(and single) and is "debating" whether or not to come. She already declined to be a bridesmaid as it would "be too hard for her". I know I can't force my stepdaughter to attend my daughter's wedding, but I am hurt by her not being interested at all. Stepdaughter hasn't even told my daughter congratulations on her engagement yet.
I should add that my stepdaughter has been going through a depression, and is absolutely obsessed with getting married before she's 30. She thinks she's an old maid, and anyone younger than her that gets married makes her really sad.
I realize she suffers from depression. But I would think she could pull herself together and put on a happy face for just a few hours for my daughter's wedding. My husband says to leave my stepdaughter alone with the issue, and not push. Should I push this issue?
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Hello Beth, I agree with your husband. Depres...
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