Our expert says:
Side-bar -- could people please try to think harder of nicknames to use ? Eithert an awful lot of people use "Anonymous", or there's one person there with a remarkably broad range of problems !
Now, A. Of course it's desirable that your family would like your bf and eventual spouse --- but it's not essential, and if you are indpendent, they don't HAVE to approve of him, and should be encouraged to respect your own views more than they do.
Why did you turn the poor guy down last year --- parental pressure ? Or was there some other problem as well ?
It's one thing for parents to not think your guy is the greatest man on earth --- that's a matter of taste, but really shouldn't be relevant. TO threaten to have nothing to do with you or your wedding sounds like a extreme attempt to manipulate you away from him. Do they really think he would be a disaster in your life ? Why ? This isn't disapproval, but hatred.
Some family cousneling sessions might help everyone to udnerstand each other better, but I suppose they wouldn't agree to this --- unless they saw it as a way in which you might be pressed into changing your mind.
Killing yourself shouldn't even be thought of as an option, and would hurt everyone, most of all you and your bf.
What stops you andf your bf independently going ahead and getting maried ? A family opposed to your happiness is not a family you'd miss much, and they might come round to appreciating your wishes when you have continued to become that independent
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