Has there ever been that situation where you like the one person, but have a problem with their better half? So what is the rules on inviting couples over when you don’t like the “other” person? That was the dilemma this morning on The Mike & Carla Morning Show they tried to figure out.
What does happen when your best friend marries that person that, for whatever reason and you just don’t get along, they don’t fit into your “group”? It tends to be a delicate situation when you start thinking about having a get together at the house. Now according to Miss Manners in an article published by UExpress, “A host cannot invite a person to a social function without inviting his or her socially recognized partner. It’s not permitted by etiquette to only invite half of a couple.”
Well there you go…end of story right? Not so fast…The M&C Morning Show had people texting in and on the phone lines offering their advice this morning. One big suggestion was to have the gathering at a neutral location. A public gathering place to make it easier for people to stay as along as they wanted or to make an early exit. Which sounded like good advice.
So, when it came right down to it, most followed Miss Manners and said that you just might have to suck it up and take one for the team. On the other hand, in a comfortable situation, you might see this person in a whole different light. They might be a bit more comfortable in a relaxed atmosphere and turn out to be totally compatible with everyone involved.
Of course, is that a chance you are willing to take? Not sure, but most of the listeners that chimed in suggested we follow Miss Manners’ advice! Hey, you never know right? Well, take a couple of minutes and listen to the segment from this morning and you decide…and enjoy!
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