Recently I went to a Holiday office dinner party hosted by one of my husband’s colleagues.The evening started out nice , I thought, until a female colleague of his arrived, which he yells out her name in complete excitement. And leaves me across the room while they engage in conversation. For the entire cocktail hour. Her husband was there as well, but he was standing with them. Meanwhile I find myself trying to make light of the situation and start a conversation with a woman and her boyfriend (introduced as such). I just met for the first time. She ask me “well how are you enjoying retirement”. Excuse me I just met you, how do you know this about me??? The question was never answered. Later in the evening, several people left, including the lady who asked me these questions. My husband ask her boyfriend who remained, questions about her. Where did she go, why did she leave, what’s her profession, how long has she worked for this company, how much money she makes, and then praising her and her profession.. etc, etc. It was so embarrassing the host of the party stepped in and changed the conversation. I was so upset and embarrassed. On the way home, I was very quiet. he asked several times, “Are you ok, now are you sure I didn’t upset you with anything, are you sure, are you sure”. As if antagonizing me . I opted to put on a pleasant face to avoid conflict. NOW…next week there is another office party, same people. I don’t want to go! But if I don’t he will know I am upset, and I don’t want any conflict or bickering. I am retired, his colleagues are younger and dutifully employed. I am so out of my league. What should I do.