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October 18, 2012

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Rhonda November 23, 2012 at 11:46 am

Looking for some objective advice: My dad has decided he doesn’t like my husband. It is too the point where my hubby is not welcome at their house. He voluntarily skipped Thanksgiving and Christmas last year. This year I offered to have Thanksgiving at my home- my mom refused. I brought my hubby, and my dad refused to come in the house until he left. My husband was gracious and didn’t want to ruin Thanksgiving for everyone else, so he left and told me to stay. My mom knows this isn’t right, my kids know it isn’t right, and we know it isn’t right. But my dad won’t forgive my hubby (and trust me it is small stuff). Now with Christmas around the corner I don’t know whether to dig in my heels and say I won’t attend without my husband, or for the sake of my mom, come without my husband……….My husband doesn’t feel I am disrespecting him, he knows I have stood up on his behalf to my dad…….but I don’t feel right about leaving him out of the family event. Part of our kids are out of the house now, and it is getting harder to schedule an extra event that includes my husband for them. Any advice is welcome!!


The Generous Wife November 23, 2012 at 12:03 pm

Hi, Rhonda,

I would encourage you to plan holiday happenings that bless you, your husband and your kids. Keep building family memories. Your extended family can join in or not by their choice.

If you want to have fun with your mom, why not go Christmas shopping with her or start a new holiday tradition where you go to a movie together the day after Christmas.

Your father is disrespecting your husband. Stand with your husband.


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