What would you do if two of the people you love simply don’t get along? For this week’s Good Advice column, we feature a letter from a reader who finds herself torn between her long-time friends. See her story below:
Two members from my college barkada got married but are now going through a bitter annulment. I’m planning a Christmas reunion, and since the two hate each other, I don’t know who to invite. I love them both equally and don’t want to take sides, but having them in the same room is stressful!
— Exasperated Friend, 34
Advice from My Pope:
As Pope Francis once said, Christmas is an “inner joy of light and peace.” Overthinking this will only add to the drama surrounding the situation, so instead of feeling worried about your two friends causing tension, why don’t you hope for the best? We suggest you still invite them both, and let them know that your invitation was extended to everyone in your barkada. Then let them decide if they wish to show up or not.