- 5 years ago
Steph77: It’s a bit rude of her to back out at the last minute, yes, but it’s also possible some kind of financial trouble popped up at the last minute, too. (Playing devil’s advocate.)
ClaudiaKishi: My partner and I have been in that kind of situation plenty of times. For example, my partner’s sister sometimes invites us to dinner at restaurants that we’d rather not go to. She likes to make it a “family” thing, so my partner hates saying no. His sister always splits the bill evenly, even if we ordered something reasonably priced and drank water, while she usually gets the most expensive thing on the menu, plus cocktails. It always leaves us a bit resentful that we have to pay for her overpriced food and drinks, but we always feel pressured into going – she’ll call us cheap (and call me controlling) if we opt out. I’m certainly not saying that this is what’s going on here, but it’s something to consider.