Family tips – What to do when meeting your boyfriend's family


With festivals around the corner some couples break up, make up and / or invite their S.O. to meet the family. Yuk!

But do not be afraid if you're new to this whole, like, super serious thing. It's really not as scary as you think (I promise to do my own medical drums here!).

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Follow the tips below to get a good impression with your boo parents and siblings while you're still your amazing self.


  1. Resist to stir
    1. Clinging to bae (or worse, groping him!) Will not win points with your potential mother-in-law. Remember: It's her son you're kidding with, so it's probably hard for her to witness. Keep PDA to a minimum.

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      2. Agree to disagreement

      Argue with his family can make things messy – I mean literally. You do not want Cousin Wayne to beat potatoes over the table to express your opinion. Instead, discuss with your S.O. after dinner to make sure you are both on the same side.

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      3. Look at the spirits

      Just because his sis knocks back, G & Ts does not give you license to the wine-watch all night. It's okay to drink a little anxiety and enjoy a pair of glasses, but limit yourself when you start feeling good. Be happy, not full.

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      4. Kill Em "with kindness

      If a relative does not seem to like you right away, go on a charm offensive to wake them up. It's easy to get scared of aunt negative Nancy who gives you the evil eye but convince her that her cherry pie is best you have ever tasted and she can only offer you her recipe.

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      5. Banskärmar

      Do not take your phone for dinner, and stop keeping it out of sight when you meet new people. It's not only unpleasant, but it shows you are uninterested in your current environment. Be present IRL, do not roll Insta.

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