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This Week’s Question
I know Christmas is a few weeks away, but I am having a panic attack already. I am hosting the Christmas Holiday Dinner this year. There will be about 15 people coming over including my uncle who has informed me that he wants to bring his new girlfriend of two months.
Now I have only met her once, but we immediately did not “click”. She was very inappropriate in what she was wearing and the things she was saying. If she comes to Christmas dinner, it will be a very awkward situation. Honestly, she will run the holiday for me and my family. I don’t want her to be there…
What should I do?
Holly in Bourne
I can understand your dilemma. If you feel strongly that you Uncle’s girlfriend should not be at Christmas dinner, then you have to come right out and tell your Uncle that you want this dinner to be family only. But be prepared to have your Uncle say he’s not coming if you don’t invite his girlfriend.
What I would suggest is before Christmas getting together one more time with your Uncle and his girlfriend. Meet for lunch and give her another chance. You might really end up liking her. If that is the case, then that should take care of your anxiety of inviting her for Christmas dinner. If it doesn’t then tell your uncle straight up that you don’t want her there. Say it was obvious you two didn’t get along and to avoid the day being uncomfortable, you would rather have it be just a family holiday.
I hope this helps.
What Do YOU Think?
Holly in Bourne is hosting Christmas dinner with about 15 people and her Uncle wants to bring his girlfriend. Holly doesn’t like her and doesn’t want here there… what should she do?
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