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Old 09-24-2019, 02:48 AM
 
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My sister is having a child. Her baby shower is coming up. Her boyfrieind is high functioning autistic. I didn't want to go because I have work. I find it hard to relate to him and has decreased ability to read social cues. Should I go or not go? What should I do?
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Old 09-24-2019, 03:54 AM
 
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You go because celebrating your future niece or nephew is more important than you being uncomfortable around her boyfriend.

Unless you have an issue with out of wedlock births. But that’s a different thread.
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Old 09-24-2019, 08:09 AM
 
Location: Wisconsin
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Four words: She's your sister. Go.
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Old 09-24-2019, 08:45 AM
 
Location: Texas
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If you have to work you cannot be there. Send your regrets and bring a present at another time. The boyfriend is a side issue.
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Old 09-24-2019, 08:50 AM
 
Location: Texas
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Men have never been at any showers I've been to, but I was raised in the deep south.
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Old Yesterday, 08:58 AM
 
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Men have never been at any showers I've been to, but I was raised in the deep south.
yeah it's odd unless it's a Jack & Jill.


I can tell you most men have no interest in attending a baby shower and really neither do a lot of women.
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Old Yesterday, 09:48 AM
 
Location: Texas from Maryland
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Well she's your sister. Youdon't want to see her happy?? Help her celebrate??
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Old Yesterday, 07:30 PM
 
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Men don't go to baby showers.
See his recent post ré disowning pregnant daughter with autistic boyfriend!
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Old Yesterday, 08:16 PM
 
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hate to say it but more and more men are being neutered by their woman.....and attending these showers...

yeah men like going to these as much as women like going to help cut up a deer in a garage


to the op.....

you can bank some serious goodwill with your sister...and be a friend to that other guy...…

life is karma...… god may spare you one day for doing nice things
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Old Today, 12:29 AM
 
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Men have never been at any showers I've been to, but I was raised in the deep south.
It's a thing now. First and only I went to was just over 20 years ago (not a thing then). The men looked confused and bored silly.
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