Giving an old friend another try
I'm intrigued by some of the recent posts dealing with friends who have mistreated you or slighted you and forgiveness. I have a (used to be) good friend who has hurt my feelings several times. She has made fun of something I thought was serious and even gave me short shrift when I ran into her the week after my mother died. I had started to tell her about it and she interrupted me mid-sentence to tell me about someone else's mom who died, but it was much more unexpected than was my mom's death. Both times, drinking was involved, and I suspect that she was a glass or two over her limit. My husband has always found her boisterous and has never cared for her. Anyhow, yesterday we got an invitation to a brunch at her house. I take it that it's to be a small gathering, and I'm inclined to accept, due to the fact that we were good friends for a long time. I'm also mindful of the fact that brunch is not usually a big drinking occasion. My husband says it's up to me. What would you do?