Bride-to-be Excludes Parents from Wedding after Years of Emotional Neglect

Bride To Be
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This bride-to-be has a complicated relationship with her parents due to their neglect during her childhood. When it came time to plan her wedding, she made it clear that they were only welcome as guests. Is she being too harsh, or is it justified? Read on to find out more about her story and decide for yourself.

Buckle up and read this throwaway account of wedding drama 💍

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Breaking free from toxic family dynamics and wedding traditions ❤️

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Tragic family loss leads to complicated family dynamics 👨‍👩‍👧‍👦

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Parent's sacrifices for child's mental health go unappreciated.

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Family finances discussed amidst parental exclusion from wedding plans.

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Neglected daughter excludes parents from wedding after years of favoritism 🚫

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Betrayed by parents, bride-to-be excludes them from wedding 💔

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Bride's parents remembered her after cousins went to college. 💔

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Grandparents step in after emotional neglect from parents. ❤️

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Bride-to-be stands up to emotional neglectful parents 👏

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Cousins offer compensation for bride's parental wedding exclusion 💰

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Excluded parents due to emotional neglect, AITA? 🤔

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Bride-to-be excludes parents from wedding after years of emotional neglect 😔

A bride-to-be has caused a stir online after excluding her parents from her wedding. In a long post, she details years of emotional neglect from her parents, who were more focused on her cousins than her. Despite her parents' attempts to apologize, it is too little too late for the bride-to-be. Emotional neglect, rather than financial issues, is what truly hurts. However, some are calling her decision too harsh and suggesting that she should forgive and forget. What do you think? Read on for comments and reactions.

Forgive and forget? NTA bride excludes parents from wedding

ParsimoniousSalad | ParsimoniousSalad

Grandparents > Parents. NTA. Congrats on your wedding! 🎉

Thia-M3762 | Thia-M3762

NTA. Cousins couldn't control parents' actions. Your wedding, your choice! 🎉

Liviford | Liviford

Bride-to-be excluded parents from wedding after emotional neglect. NTA supported.

Maleficent_Ad_3958 | Maleficent_Ad_3958

Forgiveness can come later, enjoy your happy day! 🎉

etern4lexhausti0n | etern4lexhausti0n

Support for OP's decision to exclude her parents from wedding.

lolplsimdesperate | lolplsimdesperate

Bride-to-be stands up to emotional neglect, not money. 💍

Ahstia | Ahstia

Excluding parents from wedding: NTA. Cousins are supportive ❤️

kittynoodlesoap | kittynoodlesoap

Grandparents > Parents. Friend needs to back off. NTA 🙌

anathema_deviced | anathema_deviced

Prioritizing your own emotional well-being is crucial. NTA 👌

Katreborn | Katreborn

No regrets. The parents deserve the consequences 😎

PeteyPorkchops | PeteyPorkchops

Bride-to-be excludes emotionally neglectful parents from wedding, gets support.

Judgemental_Panda | Judgemental_Panda

Excluded bride-to-be shares emotional childhood experiences with cousin.

AdResident5276 | AdResident5276

Prioritizing one child over the other can have long-lasting effects 😔

TheABCD98 | TheABCD98

Brave decision. Forgiveness is optional, but relief is necessary. ❤

mustafabiscuithead | mustafabiscuithead

Bride-to-be's college fund drained by parents for triplets' education 😞

Spectrum2081 | Spectrum2081

Supportive fiancé stays out of bride-to-be's family drama ❤️

slab3 | slab3

It's your damn wedding, NTA! 🎉 Choose who makes you happy.

ObjectiveCoelacanth | ObjectiveCoelacanth

No forgiveness for years of neglect. 🚫

Fluffy-Release6637 | Fluffy-Release6637

Wedding tension resolved, NTA for excluding emotionally neglectful parents.

cancer2009 | cancer2009

Validated for excluding emotionally neglectful parents from wedding. 👍

lifetooshort4bs | lifetooshort4bs

Setting boundaries with toxic parents, NTA for excluding them from wedding

emccm | emccm

Bride-to-be rightfully excludes emotionally neglectful parents from wedding 💔

maybe_sumday-086 | maybe_sumday-086

Choose your guests wisely, cut out toxic family members. 🚫🧑‍👩‍👧‍👦

cwbakes | cwbakes

Standing up for herself, this bride-to-be is NTA 👏

Whoreson_Welles | Whoreson_Welles

Long-term parental neglect leads to bride-to-be excluding them from wedding.

CrochetBeth | CrochetBeth

Wedding day, your say! 👰🏼‍♀️

Jon_Jraper | Jon_Jraper

You go, bride-to-be! NTA and congrats on your wedding! 🎉

Beautiful_mistakes | Beautiful_mistakes

Bride-to-be stands up to emotionally neglectful parents 👏👰

RogueInsanity90 | RogueInsanity90

Parents neglected OP, now they reap what they sowed. 👏

MelodyRaine | MelodyRaine

Grandparents save the day for NTA bride-to-be 🙌

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You deserve better 🙌🏼

Zel_lost_it | Zel_lost_it

A compassionate comment reminding the OP that their parents may not have intended to neglect them and that they have every right to exclude them from their wedding. Supportive replies suggest focusing on individual needs and striving to do better as a parent. 🙏

CymruB | CymruB

Commenter questions parents' financial decisions after neglecting their daughter

lleian | lleian

Supportive comment empathizing with the poster's situation ❤️

shitshowexpwy | shitshowexpwy

Choosing family isn't always easy. NTA for setting boundaries.

UndeniablyMyself | UndeniablyMyself

Wedding drama with neglectful parents, NTA takes control 👰

Decent_Ad6389 | Decent_Ad6389

Grandparents stepped up where parents failed, NTA. 🙌 Best Wishes! 💍

Diamond-TTB | Diamond-TTB

Parents drained college funds for cousins, NTA for excluding them 🙌

pedestrianstripes | pedestrianstripes

Breaking the cycle of neglect: Bride-to-be chooses grandparents over parents ❤️

Big-Scholar4469 | Big-Scholar4469

Forgiving but not forgetting. 👏

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Supportive reply to trauma survivor's NTA decision 🙏

Addamsgirl71 | Addamsgirl71

Cheers to standing up for yourself! NTA 🎉

Ok-Recognition-5137 | Ok-Recognition-5137

Forgiveness doesn't guarantee a normal parent-child bond. 💔

Labyrinthine8618 | Labyrinthine8618

Congratulations on your special day! Your grandparents are amazing ❤️

SnooBananas7203 | SnooBananas7203

Forgiveness is a choice, not an obligation 💭

ryverwytch22 | ryverwytch22

Neglected by parents for cousins' lifestyle, NTA for exclusion.

goomba1000 | goomba1000

Supportive commenters validate bride-to-be's decision to exclude parents. 🙌

dshell11 | dshell11

Forgive and forget? That's your call. Congrats on the wedding! 🎉

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Bride-to-be rightfully excludes neglectful parents from her wedding 👰

Cinister09 | Cinister09

Family drama unfolds with grandparents taking the bride's side 💁🏻

pipmc | pipmc

Forgiving but not forgetting, NTA takes control of wedding guest list

maybeitsme20 | maybeitsme20

Taking a stand against family neglect 💪🏽

karma2420 | karma2420

Taking in cousins doesn't excuse emotional neglect. NTA.

Unable_Supermarket64 | Unable_Supermarket64

Daughter rightfully excludes neglectful parents from her wedding day 💍

angelkitcat87 | angelkitcat87

Heartbreaking comment of feeling neglected by parents 😔

Ok_SomewhereAK | Ok_SomewhereAK

Overcompensating for tragedy shouldn't lead to emotional neglect. NTA 👏

TurbulentJudge1000 | TurbulentJudge1000

Excluding abusive parents from wedding. NTA, grandma gets honored role.

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NTA shows how parents' actions can impact their relationship.

Reyzorblade | Reyzorblade

Bride-to-be stands her ground against emotionally neglectful parents. 💪

bigmeatytoe | bigmeatytoe

You have the right to cut ties with toxic parents 💪

Quick-Key8229 | Quick-Key8229

Taking a stand against toxic family dynamics 🙅‍♀️

Stace34 | Stace34

Excluding neglectful parents from wedding: fair or harsh? 🤔

xavii62 | xavii62

Setting boundaries with parents is important 👍

d1scworld | d1scworld

A message sent with wedding exclusion 💌💔

K_Lelouch | K_Lelouch

Standing up to emotional neglect from parents, NTA 💪👏

K_G2012 | K_G2012

You do you 💁‍♀️. NTA, your happiness matters most.

seamuswasadog | seamuswasadog

Emotional neglect can have long-lasting impacts on relationships 😔

MarxFuryRoad | MarxFuryRoad

Respecting someone's feelings is more important than public opinion. 🙌

DaRealKnightSport | DaRealKnightSport

Mother seeks validation from Reddit after daughter excludes her from wedding

sunkacher2 | sunkacher2

Direct and empowering response to cutting out toxic parents. 🙌

ReggieDub | ReggieDub