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my husband has an emergency trip abroad due to family emergency in 2 days. It’s my bday today 😐 unfortunately I can’t accompany him due to a visa issue 😭 DW he is still taking me to out for the nice lunch we planned. feel extremely guilty making him celebrate me amidst all this but he is insisting ❤️

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He sounds like a great guy trying to be present for important events in the lives of his family. don’t feel guilt - let him love on you a bit and be grateful for what a great gift he is to you today. And happy birthday! 🎉🎂🥳🎈

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Look your guilt in the eye and say, “Hey buddy, quit raining on my parade. This dinner means my husband prioritizes and values me, and wants me to know that even as the world turns upside down he will always do that and will always show up for me. That’s dope.” Then channel any lingering threads of guilt into thinking about how you will show up for him and make a soft landing when he comes home

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Happy birthday! Sorry that he's dealing with a family emergency. I hope things turn out okay for the family. In times of crisis, it does help to maintain a sense of normalcy so you're not completely consumed by whatever challenge you're facing. I think celebrating your birthday might be good for him and provide some light during an otherwise difficult time.

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Thank you everyone. Please forgive me for a late reply. The past 2 days were insane. Finally able to breath today and husband made his flight thankfully on time ❤️ he literally ordered so much food during our lunch becasue he felt so bad about leaving / this hanging over my bday. Thank you for reminding me that ITS OK to do normal things during crazy times. I hope you all have a light thursday today 💜

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