Last weekend my boyfriend and I announced our intention to get married via a family message board. (We're most likely going to elope, so there won't really be an engagement period or any advance notice.) No one responded with well wishes! He had recently met my entire extended family at a reunion, and everyone was warm and welcoming. Our feelings are hurt, and my attitude has now become, if no one cares, we'll DEFINITELY elope. My boyfriend thinks that no one liked him, and I have to admit, these are the only people in the world whose approval I care about, so I was seeking some too!
Am I being oversensitive here? Should I send another message asking if the family had concerns about him or something? (He's not yet included in the message board, so only I would see it.) Should I let them know that I was hoping for their blessings? If these weren't the people I care about most in the world, I'd let it go, but I'm motherless and sibling-less, and my Dad's an uncaring drunk, so the extended family is all I've got.
Thank you so much!