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Volatile aunt makes niece rethink wedding invite

She responds to criticism or argument with cruelty and insults, and eventually the severing of ties. I recently got engaged. I want all of my family members to be there and to be happy. Ideally, I would love for my (once) fun aunt to just be kinder to my mother and brother (she is generally nice to me). Should I NOT invite her, and risk some other guests (who might be aligned with her at that moment) also not coming? Do I call her out on her bullying and risk making things even harder for my mom while caring for her mother -- as she will be blamed for raising a bad kid? Do I continue to pretend I don't see her being so awful? Help! Dear Niece: Invite your aunt to your wedding.

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