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Sounds like there's a bigger problem here. It's kind of hard to tell if she's being an asshole of suffering from clinical depression...

I hate to be THAT guy, but just because you're getting married, that doesn't automatically erase everything else. Is your mom sick, either mentally or physically? Did she have a bad night's sleep or a tough day in general? Did she have money to do anything but window shop? Not everyone wants to spend their time preparing for someone else's wedding. She should have been honest and said she wasn't feeling it rather then get you excited, but it doesn't automatically mean she's not excited for you

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Sounds like your mum might have a serious case of depression. Not your fault, not her fault but FYL either way!

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Yeah, that was my first thought too. I had severe depression and bipolar disorder and all I ever wanted to do was stay at home and sleep. Your mom sounds the same as I did. She might seriously need help. I was on the verge of taking my life. Find out what's wrong with your mom before it's too late.

Sounds like there's a bigger problem here. It's kind of hard to tell if she's being an asshole of suffering from clinical depression...

Well clearly you just need to motivate her. I suggest a rollicking dance number in the style of an 80s montage. Everyone always gets things done when they're in a montage.

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Because that's no fun. Everyone wants to be surrounded by their loved ones for that, and the mother of the bride is one of the most important people to go wedding dress shopping with

I'm sure there are people in your life who would love to fill that role. Don't waste your time with people who are interested in such a big occasion.

I hate to be THAT guy, but just because you're getting married, that doesn't automatically erase everything else. Is your mom sick, either mentally or physically? Did she have a bad night's sleep or a tough day in general? Did she have money to do anything but window shop? Not everyone wants to spend their time preparing for someone else's wedding. She should have been honest and said she wasn't feeling it rather then get you excited, but it doesn't automatically mean she's not excited for you

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You're right that everything else doesn't revolve around the wedding, but it is a monumental event in someone's life, and often times people want to share it with those closest to them. Picking the wedding dress especially is something that a lot of women look forward to doing with the women (or sometimes men)who are important to them. I don't think it's unreasonable to ask for a little bit of support and enthusiasm from your own mother on an occasion like this.

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Well, it's not that OP is expecting everyone to be excited over every detail of the wedding. This is her mom, and picking out the dress. The single biggest mother-daughter event of the wedding planning process. "lacking motivation to go" is a pretty lame thing to say to OP as well.

Is your mother into shopping in general, or not at all? If she hates going to the stores, and just doesn't care for clothes in general, you can't really blame her for not being excited about going wedding dress shopping. You could just go on your own, or with a friend who loves to shop. That, or she could be tired, depressed, feeling a bit sick,... There's loads of other possible explanations than her not caring about you or your wedding.

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