Social dilemma – Should ex’s new wife be invited to her daughter’s graduation?

ALBANY, NY (NEWS10) – Today’s 98.3 TRY social dilemma came from Lauren and it’s all about family drama. Here is his email.

Hi Jaime. I have a major dilemma. My daughter is graduating from college later this month and the whole family is excited, but it also brought up a bit of family drama. See, she only gets three tickets to graduation and they go to me, my ex-husband (her dad) and her younger sister. We have a graduation party after and everyone in the family is invited, and most people are okay with that. But the problem is that his father’s wife, to whom he has only been married for a year, insists that she be the one to get the third ticket. She keeps calling me and harassing me, and even though I confronted my ex about it, he won’t stop her. Eventually I blasted her and said her graduation is only for family and she’s not family and now she’s mad my ex is mad and both of them are threatening to not come to the party. Honestly, at this point, I don’t care, but I feel bad for my daughter. Am I handling this badly? How would you have handled it? Is my ex’s wife allowed to be at the graduation? I need good advice. Thanks.

~ Lawrence

Wow, that’s hard. I think the decision that was made at the beginning was the right one. Her daughter’s three tickets should go to her mother, father and little sister. His father’s new wife can meet them after the graduation ceremony. I think it was up to the father to do the right thing, and since he didn’t, it puts pressure on Lauren. If these two act like children, it only hurts Lauren’s daughter.

What would you do in this situation. Let’s help Lauren and keep me updated on the TRY Facebook page.