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How To Prepare a Partner To Meet Family For The First Time

By Mason White 12:39 PM December 16, 2016
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By: Madison Moore
Bringing a partner to meet your family for the first time, can make you nervous.

Here are some tips to make this experience more pleasant.

Remember that every family is unique. Don’t be ashamed if your family is not like the other family you know.

Prepare your significant other and describe what to expect while visiting your family.

If you have a family member who is very outspoken and can say whatever is on their mind without thinking of the consequences, let your partner know in advance that it is not a personal attack or a sign of dislike.

Tell your partner a few good memories you have from childhood, this way they will go to your family’s home with a more positive feeling.

This will also help your partner carry on a conversation with your family members more easily.

Keep in mind, that your partner is in love with you, and has chosen to spend their life with you regardless of your family history so meeting your family will not change that.

If your family’s cooking is very different from what your partner is used to, then buy a nice food gift basket. You can then present it as your family is about to have dinner.

This will ensure that your partner can eat and not insult your family by leaving the plate full.