Wedding of SD
Hi everyone. I am new to the site. This past weekend my SD got married. I have 1 sd, 2 ss, 1 bs, 1bd ( all over 20) and DH (we have been married 3 years). I met the ex-wife for the first time. She was cold and very aloof to me - I was courteous and when I wedding reception ended, I thanked her for the invitations, for being gracious and for including me (even if she wasn't all that gracious).
At the wedding, the groom's mother, brides mother and all aunts in the families all wore large corsages (however, mine was obviously the size of a gumdrop). I wasn't received too badly by family and friends, but my bd and bs were. Although my bs and bd tried to mingle, they were greeted cooly, or were not spoken to at all. They felt very uncomfortable. The seating plan even seated them at a table off to the side by themselves and not with my husband's neices (who they know) or their step-brothers, or for that matter with my husband and I. In fact, they sat with the DJ's date. They felt very hurt and left out and ended up leaving the reception early.
Now they have expressed that they will not attend any further functions with my husband's family. They have indicated that they have tried to fit in, but to no avail and will not put themselves in this type of situation again. I feel very hurt and caught in the middle. They do not enjoy being with their biological father's family either. To me they are severing a lot of family ties and I find this very upsetting. Any thoughts???