Our expert says:
You seem to have constructed an artificial choice between two highly unsatisfactory alternatives. For instance, you could go to the function and NOT say anything unpleasant to them ( disappoint them by ignoring them as far as practical, and being pleasant when contact is unavoidable ). You don't have to have "something to do with them" -- presumably the function has its own point, and you could go with a partner of your own choice.
SEEING them doesn't bring you down to their level --- behaving badly would do that.
The information provided does not constitute a diagnosis of your condition. You should consult a medical practitioner or other appropriate health care professional for a physical exmanication, diagnosis and formal
advice. Health24 and the expert accept no responsibility or liability for any damage or personal harm you may suffer resulting from making use of this content.