My boyfriend and I are going to his parents’ for Thanksgiving. I’m pregnant with their grandchild and I’m gluten-free. They appear to like me, but I can feel that they are distraught over our “situation.” We’ve made it clear that we will be getting married eventually. Just not now, as I’m in grad school while becoming a first time mom, and have enough going on without planning and paying for a conventional wedding. We’ve been to their home before for dinner and we explained that I am on a gluten-free diet. And yet his mother insists that it is silly and that I can “splurge” and go off my gluten-free diet when she makes dinner. What do I do?
–Anonymous, Cambridge, MA