Ask Aunty S


Dear Aunty S


I want us to have Xmas dinner with our friends but my husband wants to go to his parents and says I should go our friends alone, as he knows I don’t like his parents.

I think he’s being insensitive.

What do you think?


Aunty S responds

You are way off base my dear.

If he insisted you follow him to his parents; now that would be insensitive as you obviously would be miserable.

But then again, if you had children my response would be “suck it in and fake it.”

The reality of Xmas is as follows; thousands and thousands of folk will be sitting at a dinner table somewhere in the world pretending to enjoy themselves whilst seething inside, counting away the minutes until they can exit gracefully.

As you are unable to play this game, hug your husband and thank him you letting you off the hook.

Over and out.

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