Acknowledge An Anniversary That Might Have Been

by David T.
(Houston, Texas)

My ex and I had a "friendly" divorce after 27 years of marriage. I remarried 14 years later and am very happy. My wife and I try to include both of our Exs in family events and have very cordial relationships with them (one has remarried). This coming September 1st would have been the 50th wedding anniversary for me and my Ex. Should I acknowledge it in any way or just keep quiet? My wife and I would like your advice.

Puzzled in Texas

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Family Ties
by: Ms P Etiquette

Dear David,

Your extended and blended family sounds sane and happy, quite a feat today! Because of your continuing cordial relationship with your former wife perhaps you might mention to her that you realize the date marks one shared by the two of you. However, if you have any doubts, then listen to your instincts and act accordingly. It seems that you have made excellent decisions in your life.

Thank you for such a thought provoking question!

Ms Practical Etiquette

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