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Young boy trick or treating.

Do I forgo Halloween so not to be around my ex’s family?

For the first time as a parent, I’m trying to decide whether or not I want to miss out on an event in my son’s life.

Halloween is today. I’ve gone trick-or-treating with my son every year, up until this year. I’m not skipping in favor of a sporting event or work.

However, I’ve deciding whether or not to go because it’s awkward. No, I’m not dressing up as something embarrassing, but because it’s very uncomfortable for me to be around my ex’s family for long periods of time.

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