Talking to your (non-officiant) priest -- was it helpful?
I have a tendency to be really wordy, so I apologize in advance and promise I'll try to keep this short.
The religious aspect of our wedding has been very difficult. My FI and I are both Catholic and practicing, as is most of his family; my mother is a lapsed Catholic (with some serious animosity issues) and almost all my other relatives are other denominations and not convinced that Catholics are 'real' Christians. It is very important to us to have a sacramental, Catholic wedding, and we are doing so, but this has caused a lot of drama between me and my family, particularly with my mother.
We are not getting married in my parish church, but my priest knows that we are getting married, and a few months ago a lot of this came up in confession as I felt I had to confess that I had not been completely gracious/respectful in various exchanges with my mother. He offered to sit down with me some other time if there was anything he could do to help. Part of me would really like to take him up on this offer, since it would be nice to have some spiritual support and stop laying all of this on my fiance. But I don't want to waste Monsignor's time and I don't have a good sense of what might be appropriate to expect from this kind of meeting. Has anyone done anything like this (particularly in the context of wedding problems, I guess, but also in general)? Did it help? How did you handle it?
Any suggestions would be appreciated!
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