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November 11th, 2013, 03:19 PM
dindin's Avatar Veteran
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Assuming everything is progressing well, DH wants to tell his 3 daughters (ages 18, 20, 24) about the pregnancy over Thanksgiving. They were already worried we would have children when we got married so I am sure they will not be thrilled, but I would like to be as inclusive as I can.... Anyone have experience with this?

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November 11th, 2013, 03:39 PM
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They are at an age that if you keep an open attitude they can decide how involved they would like to be with the whole thing. I was twelve when my dad and step mom were expecting and that is how my dad handled it. It worked for me since I was a little apprehensive yet excited.

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November 11th, 2013, 07:32 PM
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I agree - let them be as much or little as they want to be involved. It's always a tough situation. Good luck!
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November 11th, 2013, 07:35 PM
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I agree with above, but be prepared for a poor response so if it ends up going well you will be pleasantly surprised, but if not it won't ruin your month.
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November 12th, 2013, 05:31 AM
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Imo, if you anticipate a less than thrilled response, I would not tell them on Thanksgiving and potentially ruin everyone's holiday. I also don't think I would tell them in person together. Either he should tell them in person alone or do a phone call alone.

I am speaking from my experience with my dad and evil step mother. (She isn't *that* evil but I can't stand her)

Whenever they have "news" <- never good. (He's seling our childhood home and moving to Florida, he's marrying her after 3 months of knowing her, etc.) They always tell us together. I hate it.
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November 12th, 2013, 01:22 PM
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Thanks so much for the insight and feedback.

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