My friends Paul and Olivia will have been married for a year in December. I met Olivia in college and Paul and I are from the same hometown and church, and we all got to know each other better in college. I was one of Oliva's bridesmaids.
I'm moving off in a few weeks and I'd like to have my friends over to play Risk with myself and my father. It's not really a party, we'll probably have some sodas and junk food, chicken fingers, stuff like that since there's only a few of us. Paul and Michael (who is single) are the only people I know who really love Risk. In the past I have hung out with Paul by himself (studying for Russian Lit, driving to meet friends, etc.) while we lived on the same campus and he wasn't married, but I think that (and my parents agree that) I would be lit on fire and sent to eHell if I just invited Paul and not Olivia to play Risk.
The problem with Olivia (who doesn't play) is that she a) can't stand to be away from Paul and b) can't understand that we can't talk about other things. We don't sit there in silence, but the only words coming out of our mouths have to do with the game and strategy. I have been in a room with Olivia while trying to play and she won't be quiet. She sits by Paul and tries to get him to talk to her, which slows him down, or tries to talk to all of us and we can't think. She'll remember to be quiet for about five minutes before she starts talking again.
My parents are of the opinion that in a year or so I could start inviting just Paul to play games like Risk (or chess, for that matter) but since they're Just Married it would be rude to not invite Olivia along with him. Is there any way around this and would it be weird/rude/awkward to text Paul and say "Hey, Michael and I are playing Risk with my father next Thursday, would you want to come?"