Rose - posted on 10/24/2011 ( 1 mom has responded )
I divorced 23 years ago. My ex-husband moved to Florida and we didn't even know where he was for 6 years. My 2 children had a very minimal relationship with him. Now my daughter is getting married and wants him to walk her down the isle and have a father/daughter dance. This man abandoned her and aside from a couple of visits, did not show up in her life until she graduated from college. I do not feel he earned the right to play father of the bride. I'm sick over this. This man was absolutely horrible to me. It took me 20 years to collect the arrears on child support. He never helped me. I worked 2 jobs and gave my heart and soul raising my children and he never gave a damn about them. How do I handle this wedding nonsense! She keeps saying "let me be normal for one day" and that's "it's her day" and she "doesn't want to be embarrased in front of her new in-laws". He did not earn the right to be father of the bride, Am I wrong to feel betrayed, stabbed in the heart and angry? We always joked about him not walking her down the isle and now it's going to happen. I just can't accept it. This wedding will be like a scripted movie and some idiot actor has a starring role. I'm going crazy over this...