Neither my fiancé or myself are hugely religious, however he’s Jewish and I’m Catholic and both of our families have strong opinions about the holidays and their own traditions. Last week, my fiancés mother informed us that they would be getting together for Passover on Easter Sunday, and while she didn’t guilt me herself by saying she wanted us there, she said the rest of the family was looking forward to seeing us prior to the wedding... Easter holds a great deal of importance to my grandmother, who is rapidly deteriorating, and I know she would be extremely upset if we weren’t there. Attending both isn’t an option as they live 3.5 hours apart. It seems every year this occurs on a major holiday, last year with Hanukah being on Thanksgiving and the year before with Hanukah on Christmas. In years past, we’ve either gone to one family or the other, or each gone to our own respective families gathering, which doesn’t feel right.
I know my “problem” isn’t uncommon, I was simply wondering how other people have handled similar situations.
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