Well I have a lengthy question and wondered what the solution might be.
So my dad and mom divorced in 2002 when I was 16, mainly due to my mothers variable issues associated with her bipolar disorder. This might be grounds for annulment depending on several factors. Nothing was diagnosed or taken care of until she was “diagnosed at 35” according to my mother. She also told me she did have some depression in college. However, I’m told that she lied to the officials that were doing a hearing on whether or not the marriage could be annuled by saying she had no symptoms till she was 35. The annulment at this point has not been granted (it hasn’t been completely denied but sounds like it would take a lot more fighting on my dad’s part to get it to pass).
So my dad is in a serious relationship with another woman (who is not Catholic, she’s Episcopalian), and has been since I was 18. I know they aren’t in a hurry to get married…in fact I don’t know when it would happen if they do (not for 5-10 years I would imagine). In fact I very well might be married before them (I will be married in 2 years very likely).
So my boyfriend has said that if they do get married, he might not feel right attending the ceremony. He understands that I would since it is my Dad, but he doesn’t think he could attend and thereby be “showing support”. He isn’t 100% sure of this decision, but I worry that it might be a mistake since it would cause a possible rift in the family. I worry that it would be to hurt family in this way. :shrug:
Regardless, I am sure if they decided to get married, they would regardless who didn’t come. So would it still be wrong to attend?