Dreaded High School Reunion

posted 3 years ago in Relationships
Post # 3
124 posts
Blushing bee

@MsGolightly:  if you don’t want to relive high school and I personally wouldn’t, just politely decline. I just got a message about my 10 year reunion on FB and just rolled my eyes at the thought there is a reason I moved away from that town after high school 🙂




Just be honest if this is my something you want to do let them know that you have other obligations and that you can’t dedicate yourself to planning it or attending it if you dont want. No one should make you feel obligated if you think you’ll be miserable there


Post # 4
1178 posts
Bumble bee

@MsGolightly:  Just say you cannot participate. I wouldn’t worry too much about their feelings. You haven’t seen them and you don’t socialize with them so don’t feel guilty. I’ve never been to any of mine.

Post # 5
545 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

You couldn’t pay me to go to my high school reunion. Nothing particularly negative happened to me in high school or with anyone from my high school in the last ten years. But I’ve lived over 1000 miles away for the last 5 years and am perfectly happily with the limited set of friendships I’ve maintained. 

Post # 6
1988 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2015

“I’m sorry but I won’t be able to make it. I hope everyone has a great time though!” 

Done. If you don’t want to go you don’t want to go. You don’t owe anyone any explanations! Reliving high school isn’t everyone’s cup of tea – I skipped the latest reunion too.  

Post # 7
7282 posts
Busy Beekeeper

@MsGolightly:  You are an adult right? So you get to choose what events you go to. So just say no. If you haven’t spoken in 10 years then you really aren’t friends so who cares if they get offended. And if they do get offended then I think they have bigger issues than you saying no to a high school reunion.

Post # 8
5208 posts
Bee Keeper

@MsGolightly:  Just decline! Honestly, I am betting that they really aren’t going to care if you show up or not since you haven’t been in contact in 10 years. You couldn’t pay me enough to go to my HS reunion *shudders*


Post # 10
113 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: July 2014

A lot of people said they would go to mines about 10 people ended up showing up out of a class of about 200-300 people it was a sad sight and I giggled a bit like THANK GOD I missed it. If you don’t want to go don’t go i’m sure you’ve kept in touch with those people that were important to you.

Post # 12
3787 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

@MsGolightly:  Just don’t respond? I’m not sure I see what the issue is. If you don’t want to participate, don’t. But you aren’t obligated to respond if it’s a preliminary message. Once more details come out, just say “Won’t be able to make it, have a great time!” Don’t overthink it. ; )

Post # 15
113 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: July 2014


Post # 16
1463 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

Just say you have other obligations, if that.  I haven’t gone to any of mine and last year was my 30th.  I moved to a different state and never looked back, lol.


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