Should your ex come over for Thanksgiving dessert?

Should Your Ex Come Over For Thanksgiving Dessert?


Apple pie. (Bernadette Wurzinger/Pixabay)

ALBANI, NY (NEWS10) – Today’s 98.3 TRY social dilemma has to do with Thanksgiving and divorce. Here is the email I received.

Hi Jaime. I have a very serious dilemma that I hope you can take advantage of. This is the first Thanksgiving I’ve not been married. My kids, ages 7 and 10, have asked if their dad can come for dessert on Thanksgiving night. I want to make my kids happy, but I’m afraid I’d be sending mixed messages if their dad, my ex-husband, were with us for Thanksgiving. Not to mention that he has a new girlfriend who is 20 years younger than him. He said she didn’t have to come. It’s just hard for me to warm up to anything he has to say right now. I don’t want to give my children false hope and I feel like we need to start the healing process and move on. I think it’s time to start new traditions when it comes to holidays. Am I wrong if I tell my kids their dad can’t come over for apple pie on Thanksgiving? Should I reconsider? Thank you so much Jaime

~ Claire

I know divorce is hard especially if your ex has already moved on, but when kids are involved all bets are off. I think it would be nice if the kids could see their dad on Thanksgiving night. It would be for dessert only, so about an hour. I would hope they could put their differences aside for then. But that’s just my opinion.

What do you think? If it was you, would you allow him to come over? Let’s help Claire and let me know on the TRY Facebook page.


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