Originally Posted by RedneckDyke
I don't know what my relationship with my family is. Most of them don't talk about it at all. My parents and my partner's dad did go to the union ceremony. Her dad helped out, driving a truck of chairs and stuff. My folks were a bit more passive-agressive about it. They put off getting dressed untill 15 miuntes into it. So we were late to our own wedding.
I think my mom secretly likes me being gay. she likes being a martyr at times. She told her pastor what a trial it is having a gay daughter who wants to get married, and a straight son who doesn't. ( brother is not legally married but has been with the same wonderful woman for 6 years and has 2 kids with her.)
I have been with my partner for 9 years but my folks seem to think it's a phase I'll grow out of. Everytime I talk to them on the phone they tell me "We just want you to be happy. "
Drives me nuts.
My parents couldn't give a rat's ass about my happiness. They said, "Being a Christian may not always make you happy. It isn't about your happiness, it is about obedience to the law." I am glad your parents at least participated in your ceremony. Mine would heartily protest and probably have Fred Phelps out in front with his signs.
9 years together! Wow! Congratulations! Keep showing them your love is real! I hope you never outgrow it.