Really? You arenít going to look like the bad guy to your daughter for declining some of these invitations. You donít even needs plans, you just say you have other things going on and say thanks, but no thanks. Those plans can be you watching a movie at home or whatever you want it to be, you donít need to explain it. You can put yourself first here from time to time.
You are absolutely right. I have declined a few in the past. I should not feel bad about declining then either. We are not one big happy family. I am not his wifeís confidant .
We do always do an activity and dinner just the 3 Of us on her birthday. We will continue that.
I need to think of me. Me isnít doing all that hot lately. And if declining these invites is some self care, thatís what Iíll do.