Must Read – What To Do When Your Parents Do not Like Him
Dating can be exhilarating and fun, but there’s always one consistent road block: your parents. Will they like them? Will they get along? Sometimes parents just don’t understand… they make it seem like we’re dating another species! Other times, though, they’re right on point. Mending the gap between your new beau and parental units can be difficult, but not hopeless! In all fairness, sometimes we need to.
1. See their Point of View
So, maybe the introduction didn’t go as well as you had planned. Parents can be a bit apprehensive of anyone that you bring home, especially if you’re the apple of their eye. If they’ve expressed (or, it’s incredibly noticeable) that they don’t care for your new love, is it just that they think can you can do “better?” Or, is there a much deeper issue panning out? As an idea, try to…
2. Find a Common Interest
By suggesting an outing to places like the beach or your parents’ favorite restaurant, tensions could be put to ease. It could spur (probably much needed) conversation, fun and can help break down the walls of misunderstanding. If that doesn’t work…
3. Talk it Out
Be respectful, but also let your parents see your point of view. However, be careful of getting defensive too quickly. You’re all adults, so try to avoid speaking over each other and really pay attention to what they have to say. Are they looking out for your best interests? Does the reason why that they don’t really care for your hunny have merit? If they’ll agree to it, try suggesting…
4. Quality Time
Well, not exactly like this. Let your love and your parents (or even just one parent) spend an afternoon together without you. Introduce the idea to both parties, and try to urge them how happy it would make you. Tensions can possibly be resolved in a more relaxed setting. Also, remember to always…
5. Be Honest
This can be easier said than done, but try to keep the channel of communication open with your parents. If at the end of the day they still don’t care for your love interest, the decision is up to you if you want to keep pursuing it. Do whatever it is that is going to make you happy and go from there. Also, try to avoid keeping your relationship a secret and instead express to your parents that although you respect their opinion, this is a relationship that you’d like to pursue. They might not agree with you, but they’ll appreciate your honesty.