With the holidays coming up, there’s no doubt you’ll be visiting family of your new Significant Other.
And while meeting The Parents can be intimidating, there are a number of things you can do to make sure you’re prepared:
- Do something nice for yourself. Remind yourself that you like you, your partner likes you, and their parents will like you too.
- Do something nice for your partner’s parents. Bring a dish you are actually good at cooking – or buy expensive cheese – and send a handwritten thank you after the fact.
- Remind yourself that you are an adult. It’s OK not to speak up about your beliefs the first time you meet your partner’s parents – especially if you think it will be a point of contention.
- Be clear on where you stand in the relationship. If you’re in a good relationship, nerves are normal. You are nervous because your partner means something to you, and you want their parents to like you too.