Laurie - posted on 05/24/2014 ( 8 moms have responded )
Please help, looking for advice. I have read and understand the concept of taking the high road for daughters sake to have one grad party which includes both sides of divorced family. Our problem has a unique twist and it's causing huge stress. My siblings also have kids graduating this same year, and to make it easier and not to invite relatives to 3 separate parties, we agreed to all combine one family party and then each girl graduate have her own friends party. Me and daughter together planned her friends party, and now she informs me she expects to invite all her dad's side of the family to the friend party. It was a horrible divorce, and has never gotten better. I could maybe have tried to suck it up if my family were there so it sort of an even balance for support. She has known for months of the separate family party and never disagreed before. What do I do? It makes no sense for her to expect me to host just his side of family at this friend party and his family has history of ganging up against me. It's her day, but I don't think she realizes how bad of a day that could turn out to be! Help all ideas appreciated!