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Old 10-29-2014, 05:15 PM
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This is for those who have been, by their own will, been separated from their blood-family due to irreconcilable differences. Have you created for yourself a new family of friends? how do you cope when a judgemental, unempathetic person comments that you must be the one with the problem, not your family, as you are the one alone?
What do you do when your child gets married- as far as who you invite? Do you still invite your family of origin/bloodline or merely a few friends?
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Old 10-29-2014, 05:18 PM
Location: zone 5
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I can't speak to your whole question.
As far as your child's wedding goes, it's their day and I would leave the decision totally up to them, and make the best of whatever they choose.
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Old 10-30-2014, 03:52 PM
Location: Cape Coma Florida
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I divorced my entire family, including the biological father I didn't meet until I was 35. The whole bunch of them were toxic people and made my life hell. I discovered after knowing my biological father for a while that I'd have been no better off had he not left us when I was 4 years old, and my siblings were so screwed up I could no longer deal with them. I needed peace and I very much needed to end all the drama. I could post a wall of text about all this, but I'd rather not, and I'm sure most would prefer not to read it.
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Old 10-31-2014, 06:42 AM
Location: St. Louis, Missouri
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my parents are both gone.... I have no children, so no worries about the wedding quandary.... we lived half way across the country from extended family, so were not close to them......

friends close enough that I consider family know my history with my brother......

no awkward questions for me...
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