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No wedding date for Dad

Dear Amy: After 36 years of marriage, my father has moved out to be with a woman he apparently has been seeing for a while. My mother is devastated, and many family members are very angry. I’m getting married in July, and my dad wishes to bring his new lady to the wedding.

My future mother-in-law is hosting our small wedding at her home and is upset about my father’s behavior. What should I do to ensure we have a wonderful day?

Wedding Blues

Dear Blues: The basic guideline for people including their dates as guests is if they are engaged to one another or living together.

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Even if your father and his paramour fall under these guidelines, it is too soon for him to bring her to a small wedding where your mother will also be present.

As his daughter and the bride-to-be, you should ask him to consider your and your mother’s feelings.

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