Don’t let peer pressure cloud decision
September 14, 2012 2:28PM
Updated: October 18, 2012 6:07AM
Dr. Wallace: My husband and I are both 21. We have been married for more than a year. I love him with all of my being. He is the greatest gift I could ever have. Yesterday, I opened my newspaper and in the family section was a picture of my ex-boyfriend and his fiancee. My girlfriend called me and asked if I saw Bill’s wedding announcement in the newspaper. I said I did. She then said that in today’s mail she received a wedding invitation with a note saying that she should tell me that I was also invited.
I like Bill as a person, but I don’t see why I would attend his wedding. I didn’t invite him to mine. My girlfriend is pressuring me to go with her to the ceremony. What do I say? I’d like to see the bride’s dress, but that is the only interest I have in this event.
Katie, Orlando, Fla.
Katie: If Bill and his bride-to-be had wanted you to attend the wedding, an invitation should have been sent to you and your husband, not a note to a friend telling her to invite you.
There is no way that you should be considering going to the wedding. Tell your friend to take some pictures of the bride so you can see what her dress looked like. Don’t allow “peer pressure” to cloud your decision.
Even if a wedding invitation had been sent to your husband and you, you were not obligated to attend the wedding.
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