I am having a real struggle here trying to forgive my friend for telling me she isn't able to attend my wedding. A little background:
We have been friend for 25 years, she is my best friend, we have been through so many obstacles together and have had many great times as well. She has always been my person. When I was engaged I obviously asked her to stand up with me and she said yes. Then my FH and I booked our venue/date and let everyone know. She then informed me she won't be able to attend because she has a family cottage that weekend. I told her the date in December and the wedding is in August. She thought about alternatives for about 12 hours (no joke) and message a confirmed No. I didn't get a phone call or a face to face; this was all through text.
It has been over 4 months now and I am still not able to forgive her for missing the most important day in my life for a cottage weekend. How would you react and deal with this hurt? I am just in such shock, still, that my best friend of 25 years is choosing a cottage weekend over my wedding day.