What do you do if your parents tell you they don't want to attend your wedding?
As quite a few of you should know by now, I’m currently in a fight with my parents over my homosexuality. It’s been covered extensively in this thread (I just updated the situation all the way at the bottom with the latest answer).
Right now, I think we’re at this stance where my parents will accept me for being gay, but they won’t accept that part of my life. My mom even went so far as to say that if I’m going out with my boyfriend, she doesn’t want to know about it. They have told me that while they’ll still love me, I should put the idea of involving them in this part of my life out of my head. They don’t want to see my boyfriend, they don’t want to know what I’m doing with him, and worst of all, they tell me that they would not attend my wedding.
Family is one of the most important things to me and even though I know that marriage is something in my life which is going to happen only far far faaarr in the future (university is just one of the hurdles I need to clear), it really hurts to think that my parents wouldn’t want to see me celebrate what would be one of the happiest moments in my life.
Hence, I’m asking you guys on Fluther. What would you do if your parents tell you that they don’t want to attend your wedding? Has anyone gone through this experience before? What did you do? Would would you do?
I know it’s kinda premature for me to ask this right now, but part of me thinks that this is gonna happen eventually, so I might as well see advice I can get (I also will admit that I want to let those who’ve been following my story know that there is an update on the situation and would also like it if others can give input on this issue).
This question is in the General Section. Responses must be helpful and on-topic.