Last night on the Real Housewives of Atlanta finale, everyone was buzzing about Peter and Cynthia’s wedding.

For the last few episodes Cynthia has been stressed out about Peter’s money woes and planning their opulent, overpriced wedding, while her friends and family tried to convince her to postpone the ceremony until things mellowed out.

During the finale, the Bravo crew played up the usual wedding jitters, but for Cynthia and Peter’s nuptials, everything that could possibly go wrong, seemed to go wrong.

First, Cynthia struggled to pay the remaining balance ($3000) for the open bar. Then, every one, including her mother and sister, had a come-to-Jesus meeting with Cynthia and tried desperately to convince her that Peter was shady and she should’t marry him. When their pleas (and tears) went unanswered, Cynthia’s mom and Sister ratcheted up the drama and hid the couple’s wedding license. For a while, they toyed with the idea of saying the license was M.I.A., which would nullify the nuptials, but in the end Peter and Cynthia tied to the knot, much to their dismay.

Watching Cynthia’s people be SO against her marriage to Peter made me wonder how many of us carry on relationships with partners our friends and family despise.

Being in a relationship is tough enough. Not only do you have to blend personalities, lifestyles, communication styles, and future goals, but you also have to get along with your partner’s people.

Lasting relationships are typically endorsed by the couple’s loved ones, but what happens when your friends and your family hate your man?

While it isn’t impossible to carry on a healthy, long-term relationship without the support of your crew, not having their backing makes the probability of staying together that much more difficult. And in an age where most marriages end in divorce, the saying, “It’s me and you against the world,” can signal a very lonely life.

What do you think? Should you stay with someone your friends and family hate? Sound off!

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