Posted by sfmom on May 17, 2004, at 11:25:21
In reply to Re: Baby Steps, posted by geri122 on May 16, 2004, at 16:53:23
Well, I'm glad that you went and had a good time, and I'm sorry about all the drama. In answer to your question, you don't have to do either. (Make a big deal or blow them off.) You can just tell them that you were hurt by their double standards. You don't have to make it a big confrontation, in fact, that would only make them more defensive and less likely to really listen to you--just tell them how you feel and let them respond or not. That's really all any of us can do.
But, even though I don't know these people or all of the circumstances, I do have to say that there is a difference between drowning our sorrows on a regular basis and having a few (or more) drinks on a big night like prom. I'm not saying that you do not have every right to feel hurt and betrayed, just that circumstances are different for everyone.
Please let us know what you decide to do. And always remember that we support you 100%, so just carry us around in your pocket.
Also, what are your plans for the summer?