How to break the news???
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|Tue, 06-24-2003 - 3:27pm|
Hi everyone. (Ok, this is a brief overview for those who don't know/remember my story. If you *do* know, then feel free to skip to the next paragraph.) I've got parents that hate my SO b/c he's 11 yrs older than me. They kicked me out shortly after I turned 17, we've been together a year in August, when I'll turn 18. We're also engaged, have been since X-mas. (I know that sounds incredibly quick, but we've known each other for 2 years, and I knew it'd be a long engagement so if anything didn't feel right, I could leave at anytime.) After my dad refused to attend my graduation last month, he actually did attend :) and although he didn't speak to my DF, he did behave himself.
Well, we've decided that we want to get married in 2004, depending on how my parents react to the news. If they're moderately accepting, then we'll put the wedding off until later in the year. If they're not, I don't exactly see a reason to wait. As it is, Dad's seen the ring & I've told Mum we're engaged (she didn't take me seriously). But on my 18th birthday (August 5th) I want to officially announce the engagement to all my friends and family that come out for supper with me that night. (BTW, my friends and the majority of my family already know. Everyone EXCEPT my parents are happy for me & supportive.) Is there any point in waiting that long? I don't see them feeling differently, but some say that they will, when I turn 18. What do you guys think?