My son's fiancée, with whom I have a lovely relationship, has suggested that we go halves in paying for him to go to the Grand Prix next year which I am fine with and said yes to. She's now saying that she wants me pay half of the total costs so that includes half of her ticket too! I don't know what to say. I can't easily afford it but don't want to cause any upset. What should I do?
Sorry, yes she will go too but says she can't afford to pay in full for her ticket so wants me to pay half of both of their tickets. When she originally suggested it she asked if I wanted to go halves on my son's ticket, no mention of hers. Financially neither of us have much spare income.
Then tell her no! That you can't afford to pay half the total costs, only for half your son's ticket. She's a CF. OR, that you need to consider an alternative gift for your son because you can't afford half the total costs and neither can you.