This situation is one I've wondered if I handled right:
Earlier this year, a cousin and I took my great-aunt to dinner.
My aunt insisted on paying, but she was our "guest." We insisted on paying her share, but she tried to argue with us and put money on the table. I finally let her use her money for the tip-again, only because she insisted and refused to let it go.
I truly wanted to be the one to treat my aunt, but at the same time I didn't want to start an argument with her.
My aunt wants to go to dinner with us again, so I'd like to know of ways to deflect her offers (really demands) to pay.