Dear Snarky – Should I Go On a Vacay With My Ex Boyfriend’s Family?

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 I had a nasty breakup with my boyfriend of three years on New Year’s Eve. During Christmas his family had invited me to go winter camping with them in February. I still want to go because I love his family and even his sister told me I should go with them.

 What do you think? I’ve already asked for the time off from work and bought some cool camping gear. Also, I don’t think I should be left out of the fun just because my ex is a jerk.

 Signed, Camping Kara

 Dear Camping,

 First, I’d like to say it sounds like you dodged a bullet. Camping in the dead of winter? What kind of fresh hell is that? This is my way of saying under no circumstances are you to go on your former boyfriend’s family vacation.  I don’t care what his sister says it would be at best uncomfortable and at worst an emotional blizzard. This is your life not a Nicholas Sparks movie where you’ll be reunited with your ex after a deadly avalanche makes him realize how much he still loves you.

 Have you even thought about the what if’s? As in what if your ex brings a new girlfriend to the vacay? Also, you’re going to be out in the wilderness. It’s not like if things go cray you can call Uber and head for the airport. You’ll be trapped with these people in an igloo or snow hut where your only chance at escape is being eaten by a bear.

Trust me on this – return your camping gear, stay home and work on moving forward with your life. 

4 thoughts on “Dear Snarky – Should I Go On a Vacay With My Ex Boyfriend’s Family?

  1. Chris says:

    Haha, this post brings back memories. I was invited on a weekend beach trip with my ex’s parents and sister. The ex was not invited. I went because I was, and still am, very close with his parents. The sister had to cancel because of a work commitment so it ended up just me and the parents. They decided not to tell my ex, but he found out I was with them. He the proceeded to call me repeatedly for the rest of the trip. So, even though I had a great time on the trip despite the frequent calls, I don’t recommend trips like that to this writer. The ex will most likely try to start drama of some sort.

  2. Elise says:

    Great advice. The trip would not have ended well. Blood is thicker than water and the boyfriend’s family will always have his back not the ex girlfriend.

  3. P.O. says:

    How crazy is this bitch? He dumped you. His family doesn’t want you on their vacation. Have some self respect and get a life.

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