When you're busy planning your dream wedding, the last thing you want to deal with are family feuds. Unfortunately, it's not uncommon for familial ties to fray a bit during this emotionally charged time. If you want to preserve those precious relationships, you're going to have to face the problems head on. Our top solutions for messy situations.
"My sister pouts and whines when I talk about my wedding plans, and it's driving me crazy!"
Believe it or not, your sister may be acting out because she feels sad. This is a tough emotion for some people to express, so jealousy, hurt and anger often serve as a mask. Put yourself in her shoes: What she sees is that "all of a sudden, you're putting your husband-to-be first and your entire family second," explains Allison Moir-Smith, founder of Emotionally Engaged. And if your sister isn't married yet, she could also be feeling a lack of self-confidence and concern about her own life.
Take a gentle approach with her. SayRead More »from How to Deal with Family Issues