What would you do if your best friend was getting married but didn’t want you to be a bridesmaid because she thinks you’re too overweight?!
It’s hard to imagine yourself in such a crazy situation but this actually happened to someone who wrote into Dear Prudence asking for advice.
The bride, Jane, told her best friend she didn’t ask her to be a bridesmaid because she’s overweight. The friend who wrote in asking for advice, has been friends with Jane since middle school and had Jane at her wedding as a bridesmaid. She said,
“[Jane] admitted she hadn’t asked me because I’m overweight and she thought I wouldn’t look good in the bridesmaid dress she had selected.”
“I had no idea what to say to this, and told her I felt hurt and didn’t think I could see her again any time soon. I’m not so sure what to do. I feel pretty devastated about this, especially since my weight has always been an issue for me and I thought Jane understood.
Jane told me she was sorry but I don’t know if I can get over this. At the same time I don’t know if I should throw away a nearly 20 year friendship.”
What would you do in this situation?