Negotiating long-distance family visits.

posted 3 years ago in Family
Post # 3
141 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

It is a hard one.  In most situations if I REALLY couldn’t afford it and my Mum or someone offered to pay then yes I would take up that offer.  Saying that, I know that travelling isn’t free either, yes they might pay for my plane ticket or whatever but there is always additional expenses…food at the airport / cars / meals out / anything!!!  I would be reluctant to alter any travel plans someone else has funded for me.  

I’m usually just honest if I can’t afford to attend something and move on.  I’d just say “Mum I really just can’t afford it this time, so I’m going to give it a miss” and not offer any other explanation!

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