Okay so, I got engaged last Saturday. I was talking wedding stuff with my mom and she mentioned off-hand that "you'll send invites to 'that side' of the family, right?"
To clarify, "that side of the family" is her sister and mother, who have been nothing but disrespectful to myself and my mother for years. What my grandmother did was straight up emotional abuse throughout my childhood. When I was 16, my mom finally seemed to realize what was going on and separated herself from the drama. I've attempted to make amends and work on a healthier relationship with them several times, but they don't seem interested. It's all about the drama, and doing things their way.
I know I'm leaving out several details, but I frankly don't really want to say too much about the way my family has been treated by them.
I still get along fine with others on my maternal side who I plan on inviting.
My question is: how can I make an engagement annoucement to these individuals without allowing them to assume that they're invited? Is it even necessary to announce anything to them? Because I'm sure as hell not going to invite them.
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