I know my husband will overrule me, so now I feel like my only option would be to just leave for the day and let them do their thing — and I’ll do mine. DEAR ANXIOUS: You are not “wrong” to feel this way, but I do believe that you should try to respect your husband’s choices regarding his daughter.
He wants to invite all of his family (50 people, at least), and invite my husband’s ex, too. I have been taking medication for anxiety already, due to my stepdaughter’s suffering and death.
I feel I cannot handle that many people at my home!
My problem is that I have lied to her about my age. When we met, she said she didn’t want to go out with a married man, so I lied about it.
I think the only thing to do is break it off with her, which will leave a big hole in my heart when she is gone.
I interpreted her statement that she would love to meet after a specific date an indication that she was still interested, but did I misread the signals?
This is my first experience with this, so I do not know how to interpret the behavior.She’s always had issues with boundaries and control, so I typically just give a vague answer and change the topic.The last time we talked, she directly asked me if I’m planning on moving to be with him.You being quietly supportive from the background — and then quietly exiting on the day might be a good solution for everyone.DEAR AMY: I’m confused at your labeling “Still Shocked” as “modest and conservative” because she objected to “Rhonda” displaying her breasts at a public dinner table. Readers may send postal mail to Amy Dickinson, c/o Tribune Content Agency, LLC., 16650 Westgrove Dr., Suite 175, Addison, TX 75001. The only reason I am still in the marriage is because of them.