Be confident when meeting your bae’s parents

Be confident when meeting your bae’s parents

Whatever your reason for the anxiety you’re feeling right now, here are a few tips that may help.

Keep the conversation PG-rated
Your significant other’s parents really don’t need to know about the ins and outs of the first time you met – especially if it might be deemed inappropriate in any way. If you had too much to drink at a party and he or she was the one who took care of you, rather keep the information to yourself. Just remember, if it’s something you would never be able to repeat in front of a congregation or your grandparents, then it’s best to put a guard in front of your mouth.

 

Have your partner’s back
Just because your ex was gorgeous, does not mean that your potential future-in-laws should know about this. Conversely, if his or her parents mention a crazy ex, don’t fuel the fire with comments about someone you may never have met. At the end of the day, you aren’t there to do that. You’re simply there to get to know the parents so that you can better understand your bae’s background. Also, you may not be able to change their opinion of your partner’s ex, but you shouldn’t feel obligated to “throw shade” at them either.

 

Don’t mention an ex
Just because your ex was gorgeous, does not mean that your potential future-in-laws should know about this. Conversely, if his or her parents mention a crazy ex, don’t fuel the fire with comments about someone you may never have met. At the end of the day, you aren’t there to do that. You’re simply there to get to know the parents so that you can better understand your bae’s background. Also, you may not be able to change their opinion of your partner’s ex, but you shouldn’t feel obligated to “throw shade” at them either.

 

Just breathe
Yes, you’re nervous and afraid you may say the wrong thing, but don’t think for a moment that they aren’t a tad nervous to meet you too! Just relax – and if you end up saying something you regret or accidently put your elbows on the dining table just breathe, refocus and carry on. They may not have picked up on your comment or, by the end of the night, they may have forgotten about it anyway. Your partner’s main concern is just that you get along okay.

 

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