Over three decades ago, two different couples started a family and welcomed into their families two little bundles of joy. Everything aligned and God saw fit that over three decades later that these two bundles of joy would come together, fall in love, and start their own family. Unfortunately, everything UNaligned for the the bundles of joys’ respective parents and now well…. I’m not sure they can even be “cordial, at best” to one another let alone the new wives that have joined the family. I know we all saw War of the Roses, right? I’m getting married in a garden but I for damned sure don’t want OUR roses to get to swinging on chandeliers and shutting the whole party down.
Being the child of divorce is difficult enough. Being a child of divorce planning a wedding is on a whoooooooooooole ‘nother level. There is a delicate balance in managing relationships with your divorced parents especially if the divorce wasn’t exactly amicable. Tresvant and my’s parents are definitely way far away from amicable. I’ve been thinking that with so many people there our parents wouldn’t even have to acknowledge each other but really…even with my rose-colored glasses on…I am worried. Loving both of your parents and wanting not to hurt or offend either of them really comes to a head on holidays, graduations, celebrations, and most especially weddings. Is there anyone out there who feels me? I just got off the phone with both of my parents and I feel horrible right now. I should just change the name of this depressing ass blog to I Hate Wedding Planning. WTF.