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Updates: “Repeatedly Rejected By Niece” Responds (Again)

updatesIt’s time again for “Dear Wendy Updates,” a feature where people I’ve given advice to in the past let us know whether they followed the advice and how they’re doing now. Today we hear from “Repeatedly Rejected By Niece,” the woman who was debating whether to attend her niece’s wedding in another state despite their lack of a relationship. She updated us once before to let us know she remembered how her niece had created drama twenty years earlier, when she was 11, at the LW’s own wedding. “This event has nothing to do with my decision to go or not to her wedding, but I relate it just to show you the kind of drama my family likes to create.” To say there was a lot of angst for the LW in deciding whether or not to attend this wedding is an understatement. (She and I also had some emails back-and-forth that I didn’t publish, in which I urged her to skip the wedding, let go of hurt feelings, and move on.) Keep reading to see if she followed my advice.

I followed your advice about skipping my niece’s wedding and sending a nice gift instead. She was totally fine with it and very appreciative of the gifts we sent. I kind of wish now that I hadn’t stressed about it so much. More importantly, I thank you for the wise words of advice you gave to me. It put my mind at ease, and you were absolutely right that I didn’t need to attend it.

 
Phew, I’m glad you got past this and feel good about your decision to skip the wedding!
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  • bittergaymark

    Bittergaymark February 3, 2016, 1:36 pm

    Imagine how great things would have turned out HAD she simply sucked it up and attended… 😉

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