- 5 years ago
- Wedding: June 2012
A very close family member of mine is dating a giant douche (to put it lightly). He is a manipulative, sweet talker who has (in the past) cheated emotionally and has “revenge flirted” when he felt threatened.
I don’t like putting up a fake, smiley front. However, I will not go out of my way to avoid him. She brings him to family functions etc. She won’t see the skeezy side of him until it’s too late (nothing I can do about it) so anyone have any tips/suggestions of how I can keep the peace during gatherings but not be nice to him while not ignoring him either?
He really isn’t worth my energy to “ignore” and I’m not that type of person. However, I dislike him enough not to feel like greeting him with anything other than sarcasm. I have thought about “sucking it up” and putting on a smiley face, but again with the pretentiousness… not me.
I will be taking steps to not interact with him so he gets the message loud and clear that he and I will not ever be “friends” however, I still need to keep the peace since more things are important (like birthdays, family gatherings etc).