Weddings are supposed to be one of the happiest days of your life, filled with love, laughter, and celebration. But when family dynamics and conflicting values come into play, things can quickly become complicated.
One Reddit user shared his story of losing sleep over the decision of whether or not to allow his brother to bring his boyfriend to his wedding. The family is old-school traditional, and the brother hasn’t come out to most of the family yet. The wedding is in a week, and tensions are high.
The user has been telling his brother for years to come out and be true to himself, but the brother is afraid of the potential drama that could ensue. However, the brother surprised him by announcing that he wants to bring his boyfriend to the wedding.
The user is torn. On one hand, he wants to support his brother and fight for his right to love who he wants. On the other hand, he doesn’t want his wedding day to be overshadowed by drama and conflict. He ultimately asks his brother to come alone, causing a rift between them.
Keep on scrolling down to read the full post in OP’s own words and we will see you at the end of the article.
1. Is he an A-hole for asking his brother not to bring his boyfriend to his wedding?
2. The OP is losing his sleep over this
3. OP is getting married in a week to an awesome woman and he can’t wait to be her husband
4. OP’s brother is gay but his family doesn’t know only OP and OP’s parents know.
5. OP’s brother has been dating his boyfriend for 6 months now, the guy is great and OP is happy that his brother found a great guy.
6. OP has been telling his brother for years now that he should come out, cause he knows that it stresses him out a lot.
7. But OP’s brother disagrees cause he knows a part of the family won’t accept it
8. OP says that it’s his decision and not his own so for now he won’t be saying anything
9. But now OP’s brother wants to bring his boyfriend to OP’s wedding and OP was not expecting that.
10. OP says if it was any other occasion he would be supportive but OP thinks that his wedding day is not the day to do that
11. When OP asked his brother why on his wedding day this is what his brother said
12. OP didn’t tell his wife-to-be because she is already stressed out and he does not want to make it worse
13. OP asked his brother to come alone to the wedding with a heavy heart
14. The next day OP got a text from his brother and this is what he had said in the text
15. He eventually called OP back a few days later and he said that he understands OP’s side but OP says that things are still weird between them
16. OP says that this is the worst situation of his life
17. OP wanted to thank the Reddittor that sent him a private message
18. OP spoke to his fiancee and she agreed with him
19. OP clarifies that he knows that his brother won’t be the one causing trouble
20. This is what a queer had to say about it
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