I don't want to be a downer on a board that's so wonderfully full of happy ladies....but....I have a problem and would love some advice.
My FH and I got engaged on Saturday with a very hesitant blessing from my father. While my parents admit to him being a nice guy, they've never been able to get over the fact that he doesn't believe in using contraceptives (he's very conservative catholic). This is something that I am perfectly fine with and see natural family planning as an opportunity to work as a team with him on something. Anyway, they have admitted that this is my choice and while they are worried about it, they will not make themselves obstacles, and will help in anyway they can.
On to the grandfather. I have a grandfather that is a retired psychologist. He for a very long time refused to acknowledge my relationship with my FH and referred to him as my "pretend boyfriend" because we were in a long distance relationship for a couple years. Once FH moved to my town he stopped calling him that but would make comments like "when you break up with that boyfriend of yours make sure you get your winter tires back." My grandfather also tells me that im too immature to make important decisions because my prefrontal cortex isn't completely developed (Im almost 25 with a college degree and a career). I haven't yet told him about the engagement but I make myself sick at the thought of dealing with him. I am an extremely non confrontational person.
Has anyone else had to deal with family that is less-than enamored with their FH? How do I start working toward peace within my family regarding my FH?
(sorry this is so long...its been heavy on my mind for a long time)
Edit: Im hoping that the FH I see around means "Future Husband" if it isn't please let me know! I also see FI around is that fiance? a little abbreviation advice would be appreciated aswell!