Is anyone else in this situation? I notice many posts say some variation of “don’t invite friends, limit it to immediate family only “. If you aren’t close to those people, it sounds like, even if the intention is in a good place, that you’re between a rock and a hard because you don’t fit into that demographic so what do you do then? In that case, do the friends become the family? I can’t speak for anyone else, but aside from my sister and a friend who adopted me as one of her kids (not legally of course), I’m not close to immediate family. I’m closer to extended relatives and friends who are like brothers and sisters.
If you are in this boat, how are you navigating the waters?