Q: My husband was invited by a friend to a family party. I’ve only met this friend a few times and have always been very nice to them. My husband accepted the invite for both of us. Now a mutual friend has informed my husband that he should not be taking me along with him to this party because I was not invited, just my husband. When my husband received this verbal invitation he was under the impression it was for both of us. Now my husband is quite upset that the invitation excluded me. Is this proper?
A: No, it is not proper. One does not invite one-half of a couple to an event where couples are present. The invitation should have been extended to both of you, or neither of you. Correctly, he would refuse the invitation since you are not included.