By Anonymous
Today, my dad is refusing to let me marry my fiancé because he said no when my dad asked for a loan of £10,000 to help clear some gambling debts. Apparently that shows my fiancé has poor family values and will be a bad father and an alcoholic husband. Impressive logical thinking there. FML
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  Summaria  |  10

I doubt that someone who asks for a 10k loan from the future son-in-law to pay for his gambling debts would be any help in paying for the wedding....

  1known  |  29

Marrying someone for love is a bad reason.
Marry someone because you want to live with him/her for the rest of your life, building your life together and making him/her your number one priority.
And everyday you'll love him/her a little bit more than the day before, and it's only at the end that you'll be able to say "yes I loves him/her".
Oh and by the way (s)he has to think/do the same.

By  sunnyray812  |  42

You don't NEED your father's permission to get married, but it is stressful for him to not support you and talk bad about your fiancée just for not giving him ten grand. I hope this doesn't hurt your love life, OP. What are your fiancé's thoughts on this?

By  Phil  |  14

I'm thinking that it's your father who has the bad family values. I give your fiancee props for not giving your father the loan. He got himself into debt, foolishly, let him get himself out.

By  PennyLane27  |  32

Marry. Him.
The FML community gives you permission. Not that you need anyone's permission.
He has financial sensibility, and the backbone not to get pushed around or taken advantage of.

Your dad, on the other hand, needs to seek help for his gambling addiction.

I hope to see a follow-up from you some day saying you've married him, and your dad's gone through a gambling addiction program.

By  RichardPencil  |  30

I don’t get the alcoholic part, but if he won’t help your father, he won’t be a good father. That part of his logic is airtight!

Tell your dad he just needs to gamble better!