My fiance and I would like to ask a family member from each side of our families to do a reading. I'm having the hardest time choosing between the many aunts and uncles in my extended family. I feel there are hurt feelings inevitably on the way. Any tips on sidestepping this ugly part of the process?
Dear Family Matters,
This is a tough one to learn, and I did the hard way, but I think hurt feelings, despite the best intentions, can be difficult to avoid in such an emotionally charged situation. Knowing, though, that they come with the territory, the best thing to do is talk openly with each family member and explain the situation. Be as transparent as possible. It takes courage, but that courage leads to growth, and that's what getting married is all about. You've gotta break eggs to make omelettes. Ultimately you will be happy the day of your wedding that you handled the topic with thoughtful and candid conversation.
Best of luck,
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