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I need help sj.com with wife and a high school reunion

Discussion in 'Anything goes' started by 93Devil, Nov 11, 2008.

  1. 93Devil

    93Devil Well-Known Member

    Ok, what should I do?

    I have a 20th high school reunion coming up over the Thanksgiving holiday. My wife of two years has no desire to go. She does not know anyone there, and is not even from the same state as my classmates.

    She will be in town with me, but she does not want to go to the reunion. She would rather stay home with our child and not have my folks put her to bed. Mrs. 93 does not trust my folks with Lil 93. This is an unfounded lack of trust.

    The cost is 55 bucks a plate, so her and I will be $110 total plus whatever is spent in the bar afterwards. We can afford it, but right now we could place her $55 to a better Christmas gift for someone.

    I am going. There is no debating that.

    Should I force her to go, take two cars and have her leave while I stay and hang out?

    Is she being unreasonable?

    I have never attended a high school reunion, so I have no idea the protocol on this.

  2. PeteyPirate

    PeteyPirate Guest

    I attended my 15th last month and brought my girlfriend, but I was surprised at how many married people came without their spouses. So if that's any indication, you should be OK without her.
  3. playthrough

    playthrough Moderator Staff Member

    My wife has asked me to go to all of her reunions (5, 10, 15) and my answer has remained a steady no. And for an extra $55? No friggin' way.
  4. slappy4428

    slappy4428 Active Member

    My graduating class was a bunch of dickheads (including me, I would suppose), so I've never been to one.
  5. Ace

    Ace Well-Known Member

    Go by yourself. What's the big deal. If she doesn't know anyone, it won't be fun for her. And now you can hookup with all your old flings.
  6. 93Devil

    93Devil Well-Known Member

    Boy, there is a loaded response.

    Thanks everyone.

    Of course, more opinions are appreciated.
  7. finishthehat

    finishthehat Active Member

    I don't understand the question at all.

    Why would you force her to go if she doesn't want to? How is that going to work out well?

    It's just a high-school reunion. It's not some life-or-death event.
  8. 93Devil

    93Devil Well-Known Member

    I was thinking about my friends wanting to meet my wife.

    Plus, this does not happen every year.
  9. StormSurge

    StormSurge Active Member

    My wife didn't go to our 10 year reunion & now we're divorced. ;)

    Seriously, you should be fine. This will give you more time to connect with long-lost friends instead of making sure you're wife is having a good time.
  10. Dyno

    Dyno Well-Known Member

    At my 20th a few years ago, some of the spouses looked miserable. If she doesn't want to go, don't "force" her to go. If she wants to stay home, let her stay.
  11. Flash

    Flash Guest

    Why force her to go when she'll just stand around and be a miserable pill all night? A bunch of folks left their spouses at home and went stag to our 20th in July.

    Of course, I think her issue with your parents is a far bigger issue than this ...
  12. mike311gd

    mike311gd Active Member

    How do you plan on forcing her to go? She's an adult, right?
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