Alright, so I know I already posted once today, but oh well. So this afternoon I went over to my parents and told them about FI and I setting a date for the wedding. I wanted to tell them in person and be upfront and honest about our plans. Some of you might not remember some of the issues with my family that I posted about awhile back, but long story short, my mom had her little freak out moment and was a little upset after I let them in on our plans tonight. Like she was actually pretty upset. Granted she knows that we're engaged and have been for the last 7 months, so you'd think she would see this day coming in the near future.
One of her issues is that she wants us to live together before we get married, which just isn't in the cards. She wants us to make sure we're "compatible" living together before we make that commitment. Keep in mind:
1. We lived together for about 6 months at his parents house - I know that's a little different than living on our own, but we got to know what life was like being around each other 24/7 and what our habits were, and we did just fine.
2. We've been together for 4 years and have talked about some of the things that may or may not be a challenge after moving back in together and how we'll deal with them if they come up
3. We know each others habits and pet peeves, we know how to compromise and have talked about how we'll handle things like finances, careers, the future, etc.
I know things can sometimes be different than expected when first moving back in together, but I'm confident that we've talked about things and know somewhat what to expect.
Has anyone else gotten this reaction from anyone before? I kind of have the urge to tell my mom to STFU, but I'm gonna keep it classy and be respectful.