Thanksgiving Apart?

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Registered: 07-28-2009
Thanksgiving Apart?
Wed, 11-03-2010 - 4:14pm

I was wondering what people's thoughts were about spending Thanksgiving from your spouse.... My husband's family lives about 2 1/2 hours away by plane and his mom has asked us to come visit for the Thanksgiving holiday.

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Registered: 10-23-2007
Wed, 11-03-2010 - 5:25pm

I don't think it's weird at all but I know I don't think I would like spending my holidays away from my husband.

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Registered: 03-23-2000
Wed, 11-03-2010 - 5:28pm

My opinion is that there are no hard and fast rules regarding holidays and how you choose to celebrate them. I think it is very generous of you to offer to have your DH fly to see his family, especially given the circumstances surrounding this visit.

Maybe you can plan a trip later that would include both of you.

For this holiday, you could celebrate early together or have a special dinner together when he returns.


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Registered: 09-25-2010
Wed, 11-03-2010 - 6:31pm

Hi & welcome to the board girliedrummer,
I think that was lovely you made the suggestion you did.
Hopefully you can get the time off & join them too.
However if not .. like the op has said ..
You & your DH can have a special night/evening where you to share the meal like Thanksgiving.
You've given a gift from the heart :)

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Registered: 11-04-2010
Fri, 11-05-2010 - 10:04am

a iittle weird, but I guess if it works for you. my BIL and his wife spend almost all the holidays apart, I find it very odd.

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Registered: 09-25-2010
Fri, 11-05-2010 - 11:56am

Hi Maggie,
Welcome to the board :)

How long have you & DH been married?
Hope we'll see you here again :)

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Registered: 03-20-2001
Fri, 11-05-2010 - 1:41pm

I don't think your suggestion was bad at all.