— Child at Heart
DEAR CHILD: No, I do not. For your sister-in-law to have said what she did was rude and nervy. Unless the children were yours and you wanted them to accompany you, a honeymoon (belated or not) is for the couple celebrating their marriage. Shame on her.
DEAR ABBY: I am 26 and have been dating a nice man for three months. Recently, he has talked about taking me to a family celebration in another state. While discussing our relationship, he explained that he feels it's too early for us to be an official couple. But he wants me to meet his parents.
I don't see why I should invest the time and energy to meet his family if he's still thinking about dating other people.
Do you agree?
— Nervous in D.C.
DEAR NERVOUS: I sure don't. When a man wants you to meet his family, it's a compliment. It doesn't necessarily mean he has marriage on his mind. If you are interested in him, accept his invitation. It will give you a chance to see what kind of family he comes from and how they treat each other, which is a valuable insight.