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Annie’s Mailbox: Family doesn’t like fiance

Dear Annie: A year ago, I met my soul mate, and we were soon engaged. Everything is wonderful between us, but our families are another story. My grandmother doesn’t much care for “Pete,” and his mother feels the same about me.

Because of this, we are planning to marry in secret, but I am not happy about giving up things I really wanted (the big wedding, family dinners on the holidays, etc.). Am I doing the right thing, or am I being selfish to discard my family for him and ask him to do the same?

– Lost in California

Dear Lost: Not selfish, but perhaps a little premature. It is rarely a good idea to marry in secret, especially if it requires such a major sacrifice. If you’ve known this man only a year and are already engaged, your families may not have had enough time to adjust. You must be willing to stand up for your relationship and let them see how happy you are. – Annie’s Mailbox


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