If you wanted to start a fight or make things really awkward for your or your spouse’s family at a reunion, what would you bring up?
My husband’s family is an easy answer…… the subject is his estranged brother and sil (a pathological liar).
My family, if it was on my dad’s side, it would be the dynamic between my dad and aunt, other than that, I can’t think of things to avoid talking about.
My husband’s immediate family likely wouldn’t have too many subjects to avoid. Now, his extended family couldn’t take anything that was too funny or foolish. Particularly the older ones. Laughing and so on was almost too much for them. The younger ones sure had a lot of fun, though.
My family? I had visions of bringing up sex and marriage at the next reunion. I pictured the older ones leaving the room and the younger ones taking up the subject. No idea which way the discussion would go, except it would likely be anything but serious.
That my wife’s step dad said he was in love with my wife. (happened about 2001) He is a Christian but guys have crushes on my wife all the time so its not too surprising to me. Her step dad has other issues of a sexual nature…he can’t walk by Victorias Secret at the mall without suggesting we go in there. I’m really not intimidated by such things.
With DH’s family, theology discussions will bring a chill wind to the room in the middle of summer. We have some opinions that we don’t push, are comfortable not being on the same page with what we consider to be minor issues. We’ve spoken very little of it over the years and have learned to not bring it up at all really.