I have had a friend during my college days. Unfortunately, it was only one directional and she never reciprocated my friendship appropriately. She used me for monetary purpose and mistreated me whenever I visited her home.
There was an occasion where I really needed some legal advice and her father guided me appropriately. I did thank him for his help.
However, her verbal abuse continued and I distanced myself from her, completely. And it has been quite a few years now.
I would be attending a wedding in a few months and I have understood that she is in the guest list as well.
Had it been a few years back, I would have hated the thought of seeing her face let alone meet her, but now, I am more mature and want to handle the situation appropriately. The kind of person she is, I am sure she would want to strike a conversation with me.
If her dad is at the place, I'll ensure that I speak to him in-person.
I want to tackle the situation and handle it without becoming uncomfortable or avoiding her completely. I don't want to appear condescending or intentionally short spoken, but I also do not want to encourage her to speak with me at length. I'm looking for a way to acknowledge her presence in a normal way without encouraging a conversation, essentially. How can I go about doing that?