Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Demanding Relative

Dear Jocelyn,
I am hosting a party for my daughter. I have invited only immediate family to it. Now, I have a relative telling me that if I do not invite her boyfriend (of less than a year), she will not come. What should I do?
-Give In?

Dear Give,
It depends - how important is it to you that this party is only immediate family? If you can easily fit in this boyfriend, it might be worth it to keep the peace. However, if there is no room, or if you wished for this to be a relatives-only affair, simply tell her that you are sorry, but you are only having immediate family there. If she reiterates her threat, then tell her you are sorry she won't be able to make it.

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