Sex & Relationships

When should you introduce them to the family?

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Introducing your partner to your family for the first time, can be nerve-wrecking experience. It can make you worry about whether they will like your partner and whether they’ll be accepted into you’re family.

Choosing the right time for your family and partner to meet can be a little difficult. Here are some tips and advise to consider:

If they ask about your family

When you and your partner are first getting to know each other, and they’re interested about your upbringing, this can suggest that they are keen to meet your family.

Wanting to go to each other houses

You don’t want to come across impolite, by walking into the house and not saying hello and introducing yourself. Getting over this first initial greeting, will help make it less awkward in the future.

Slowly introduce different family members

Meeting one new person can be an uneasy experience and meeting a number of new people can feel even more frightening. Start by introducing them to your parent/s and then siblings and then any additional family over period of time.

When you’re at University

Particularly if you both living in accommodation and maybe far from home, it might be months or years, till you’re able to introduce your partner, face-to-face. Birthdays or a special events can be great time to organise to meet up. Or perhaps meeting at local cafe or restaurant, somewhere with relaxing atmosphere, where you’re able to sit down together and talk.

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