First Meeting with the Boyfriend/Girlfriend’s Parents This Holiday…What are the do’s and don’ts

     The holidays bring exciting times and even nerve wrecking times when in a new relationship. You have the first thought of should y’all even celebrate together since this is a fresher relationship. Then is the stress of what to get and what to expect from each other. The worst of it all, meeting your mate’s parents during the holidays for the first time. It could had been a little more relieving if it was any other time, meeting them at the supermarket by chance. Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Years changes the first encounter a bit much. All the family is there from all over and so are the many opinions that can sometimes ruin relationships forever.


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There are some do’s and don’ts to have more holiday visits with the in laws:

Don’t ever come to your girlfriend / boyfriend house empty handed. It’s always courteous to bring something when someone invites you over. Your person may even try to shut you down but sneak something anyway.

 Don’t dress inappropriately, yes your person has seen you probably naked already, but the rest of the family hasn’t nor do they want to. Remember it’s the first impression, like a job interview so take that in consideration.

 Do some research on your future in laws. Find out simple things, if they drink then what their favorite wine is.

 Do offer your help when clearing the table, parents love this kind of thing, it shows gentlemen/wife qualities. Offering to help serve also gives the impression you put others first and as a parent they need to make sure the person their child is with isn’t self centered.

 Don’t feed any pets! Even if other friends and family are doing so, don’t. This is your first time in their home; you don’t want to be the person that caused fluffy to choke on a wishbone.

 Do use all mannerisms while visiting your girlfriend/ boyfriend family. Guys you better pull all chairs out for her and her mother, grandmother etc. ake their jackets too!


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The list can go on, in a way if you think of meeting your loved ones parents as scoring the dream job, you are sure to succeed.


Author: Tiy Hampton

20 something year old New Yorker, that will make a difference. Open minded, talkative, only child. Shopping, traveling and food are my favorite. God first. I do radio, I model, I write, I report on events and conduct interviews. I believe you must do what you love in order to truly live. #ForTheLove

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