Each week on Wednesday I will post three scenarios on various issues. Please comment with your honest opinion. *Names changed to protect the innocent
Scenario #1 : Leonard and Janell got married in a very small ceremony a couple of months ago where only the immediate family was to attend. In order to honor the nuptials of their new marriage, they’ve decided to hold a reception for family and friends to join in on the celebration. Janell has 3 children from a previous marriage ages ranging from 6 to 14 and Leonard has a child living outside of state. Invitations go out to family and friends however the RSVP advises that there is only one kid allowed to attend per household. The intention behind this suggestion is so that the party and the invitees are not under the impression that this is a kid party.
Is the new couple wrong for this expectation?
Scenario #2: Cathy and Roderick been married for about 11 years and they have a pretty healthy marriage. Cathy is very close to her family and spends a great deal of time with them whenever possible. Rod on the other hand never spends time with his family because his family has never supported his wife and his blended family with her two children. Rod has a child of his own but this child lives out of the country and he does not have any contact information for him. When it comes to Roderick’s mother, Cathy never comments or includes herself in his dealings. One night Roderick decides to pay his mothers rent without telling his wife out of fear of her distain for her and to avoid backlash.
Is Roderick wrong or right for going behind his wifes back and providing financial assistance for his mother. Also, what do you feel about his wife and mother not having a relationship?
Scenario #3: Leslie is battling some unresolved issues with her late father that passed maybe 6 years ago. For some reason she feels as if with his death he got off easier than he should have because of the lifestyle he lived. She feels that death was a cop out for him even though he became sick and suffered with pains. Just this past week, Leslie finds out that her sister is battling a terminal illness. Shortly after, her sister shares with the family her time is very little. Leslie, ends up withdrawing from her whole family. When Leslie’s sister passes away she decides not to attend her services. The reason why Leslie makes this decision is because she doesn’t feel that her paying her respects is enough apologies for what the father did to the both of them in the past.
Was Leslie wrong for not attending her sisters services?