How can I approach my best friend’s wedding when I am so worried about her future happiness? | Relationships

My best friend is getting married in a few months and I am so sad. We have known each other since childhood, and while it is true that I probably hold too high standards for my loved ones, her fiance seems like a poor choice of life partner. He is combative, argumentative, immature and possessive, and puts her down regularly, often in front of other people. She deals with his unpleasant traits with good humour but admits they argue a lot. They have been together only a couple of years and have had a very short engagement.

I worry she

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We’re worried about what wedding guest might do

DEAR ABBY: We have a family wedding coming later this year that we’re all very happy about. We are, however, concerned about one family member’s drinking.

Jeanne Phillips 

This person already has a “larger-than-life” personality that is amplified when they drink.

The bride’s family has, for several reasons, chosen not to have an open bar. A limited selection of alcohol will be offered.

Our concern is this family member will become loud, disruptive and embarrassing. Should we address this ahead of time with the family member, which will be uncomfortable, but will hopefully head off a disruption at the reception?

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