How to meet your new partners family and friends for the first time
Meeting a new partner's loved ones can be daunting, but not always for the reasons everyone imagines . It would be a cliché to suggest you want to make a good first impression, but there should always be limits . Being too ingratiating at first can cause problems later on in this relationship, and although it's fine to lower your own status to a certain degree in order to integrate with your new partner's loved ones, anything more radical may mean you're forced into a low-status role for the rest of your life together
First there are a few things you need to keep in mind about his or her family and friends' thoughts toward you They have history with this person you've fallen for . Many of the family and friends group will see you as a rival . One of their key concerns will be that you might dominate and change your new partner They also know that they're being saddled with you through no choice of their own You're looking at what is probably a very tight-knit group that has formed over a very long span of time and you're about to penetrate it If you don't, they might lose one of their group members
This is why some form of grovel display is vital, but at the same time you don't want to look as though you're "not good enough" for your partner .
Continue reading here: Tips For Integrating With Family Or Friends
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