If you have been dating someone new for a while now, and your relationship is getting serious as the holidays approach–so you ask–they agree–you suddenly PANIC!
Meeting the parents is a nerve-wracking experience for everyone, but it also means your relationship is going great! While you are thrilled to be in love and share the holidays, its normal to feel hesitant thinking about all the family dynamics, quirks and history shared back at home.
Before you go try to remember:
- Your family will be thrilled to see you and they are likely also just as excited, nervous, and somewhat cautious.
- If your family members don’t react to your new love the way you had expected, try to cut them some slack.
- Ease up on expectations, prep your partner and family as much as you can ahead of time and relax into the season with those you love.