My mom passed away 8 years ago. My dad remarried in 2021. I have already invited my 2 sisters, my aunt (who is my moms sister and who has been involved in my life since I was little), my future MIL (because she doesn’t have a daughter and am close with her as well) , and my dad to come shopping with me.
My dad has asked me if his wife can come shopping. However, I don’t see my dads partner as a mom because I was 27 by the time they were married and I live out of state so don’t see them much. She can be kind, but is sometimes insensitive to the whole situation for me and my sisters (she was present for their weddings so I saw how she was at those). She still has a place in my heart because she is important to my dad. I just feel like it is already an emotional time to go dress shopping without my mom (who had always dreamt of that moment) that bringing my dads wife would stir up even more emotions and potentially make things awkward. I do plan to involve her in shopping for centerpieces though so that she feels included, which is more than what my sisters have done previously.
I am always the person that does everything to make everyone else happy and my dad knows this about me, so I am surprised that he asked me to invite her, because I have such a hard time saying no.
Am I in the wrong for not wanting to invite her? Has anyone else had a similar situation?
Thanks in advance!
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