Rerunning this article from last year because a) it’s relevant again, b) many of you are new and haven’t seen it yet and c) Thanksgiving man. I’m in a food coma for the foreseeable future. See y’all with a new one on Monday.
– Dr. NerdLove
The holidays are upon us, and with that it means families and togetherness1. If you’re in a relationship of any length then the holidays also means having to decide just whose family you’ll be spending time with… and with that means running the gauntlet of parental approval.
There’s nothing quite so stomach-clenchingly intimidating for guys as having to meet your significant other’s parents. Regardless of how strong your relationship is with your sweetheart, your relationship with her family can be a deal-breaker. Every long-term relationship means that you’re inevitably going to have to deal with her family. There’s no getting around it.
If you’re going to be spending time with your girl’s family, you’d better learn how to win them over to your side… and quickly.
- and alcohol. Oh sweet booze, make these family gatherings tolerable again… [↩]