Then get some sound-proofing, or a sound machine for when you and your husband have noisy nocturnal pleasures. Our whole family is very happy about it, especially my mom.When my parents got married more than 20 years ago there was not much money.This was a perfect set up while single and living alone.But, now that I’m married and have two toddlers at home, this is more than a notion when it comes to hosting house guests.Because people are getting married later, it’s increasingly common for the couple to pay for their own wedding, which I think is a good trend.Your sister may be soft-hearted, but she’s going to seem soft-headed if she can’t grow up enough to separate from her mother to be in charge of her own wedding.Tell her that you were surprised and embarrassed at the meeting—which is not her fault!
But you don’t want to take over the job of imposing your own wishes on her.
A: There are great lessons here for your sister and her husband.
One, if you’re old enough to get married, you’re old enough to tell your mother, “Thanks, but no thanks.” Two, if someone is picking up the tab, they get to be in control.
I was completely taken aback, not to mention embarrassed beyond belief, and couldn’t think of anything other than mutter that I was fine and everything was fine at home.
Of course, this only made the teacher believe I was trying to cover up the “abuse” and told me repeatedly she was there to help when I was ready. A: I’ve got to admire your daughter’s self-possession and crisis management skills; that was a very difficult decision for her to make.