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    Yeah I would just be firm with the "we as a family will not be attending but thanks for the offer. We won't ever go to Bali, as you know DH has history with the place."

    Just be firm. Polite. And reinforce that it's what's best for your family.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bonezart View Post
    Yeah I would just be firm with the "we as a family will not be attending but thanks for the offer. We won't ever go to Bali, as you know DH has history with the place."

    Just be firm. Polite. And reinforce that it's what's best for your family.
    I would say the same thing.

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    Your husband is lovely to call the family each year
    That means the world to them
    To know their son is not forgotten

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    I think being concerned over food / illness etc when u are pregnant is a very good reason too. I wouldnt go for that reason alone

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    Quote Originally Posted by october View Post
    Your husband is lovely to call the family each year
    That means the world to them
    To know their son is not forgotten
    He isn't forgotten.
    We have a photo hanging in our house of DH and him. The photo also happens to have his ex wife in it.
    Some would think it's weird but it's such a great photo that it doesn't bother me. Plus I know how much he meant to DH.


    DH, Me and our two boys.
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    Quote Originally Posted by lexim View Post
    He isn't forgotten.
    We have a photo hanging in our house of DH and him. The photo also happens to have his ex wife in it.
    Some would think it's weird but it's such a great photo that it doesn't bother me. Plus I know how much he meant to DH.


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    Your hubby sounds like a good bloke and you sound like a great Mrs...

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    Everyone else has covered it. " no thanks" and move on. Their loss, you are very wise in keeping your family unit solid.

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    Quote Originally Posted by VicPark View Post
    I would be extra blunt if it were my parents. "As mentioned before... Your offer to pay for us to come on a holiday is very generous. However I have decided not to take my family to Bali because of what DH went through losing his brother in law. This is not going to change. I am happy to pay my way to go to another destination, if you aren't able to do that, that's ok."
    I'd go with this OP. Your reasons are perfectly understandable.


 

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