Normally there are others and my wife is not able to communicate or elects not to. She can be ignored.. She is unhappy in these gatherings and I prefer not to expose her to these gatherings. I find it stressful for me. Then I feel guilty for not attending. I do not need this family and their friend's gathering. Have others felt this way. If so, how do you deal with this situation. My wife and I (or her 40 hour per week companion) enjoy each other and she is happy most of the time. Crowds, noise and confusion are a problem for her.
Thanks for any help.
A Blessed Christmas to all.