January 18, 2009 7:55am CST
with my dad. We went to a funeral wake today. The deceased is someone from my mother's side of the family. When we were there, my dad just couldn't be bothered to get to know our relatives. He chose to sit at the furthest end of the room and was just content sitting there. Even after my mum's persuasion to join her and converse in small talk with her aunts and uncles. He refused. He just refused and went "whatever for?" I don't know. Are you like that too? Are you not bothered about your spouse's family members?
18 Jan 09
Well, some people are really not into socializing. This maybe true with your dad. Your dad might be comfortable to be by himself than pretend to be thrilled meeting family members when he really feels edgy. Don't be disappointed. He just needs time to know them better. Maybe in a different setting. Like a more personal meeting like a family dinner.