Dumbfounded Daughter

by Joyce

My father remarried several years ago. I called my dad to invite him and his new wife to an informal dinner at my house. He called back to say his wife expected me to call her, not him, to extend the invitation.

This made me feel like I was being rude, but I do not think I was. Was my invitation appropriate or is she being unreasonable?

Irked in Indiana

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Dinner Invitation
by: Ms P Etiquette

Dear Irked,

It would seem reasonable to me that you would call your father and extend the invitation. Not sure why his new wife laid down that rule. Seems to me that there may be a more deep-seated issue there. You may want to speak with her to clear the air on whatever the issue is.

Good luck!

Ms. Practical Etiquette

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