Spending holidays to his parents house
Holidays are near and your lover proposed you to have the Christmas dinner with his parents. You will meet his family but there is no reason to become nervous. Think at this meeting as being a chance to meet a new person; you have to make a good impression, but you don’t have to tell them your whole life. Give them the basic details and ask them many questions.
Parents adore hearing about the things you did together: the restaurants you both like going to, a funny present he gave you, some beautiful moments in the trips you had together.
Don’t forget that his parents are also nervous about this meeting. If he likes you so much that he decided to introduce you to them, then they will surely try to make you feel comfortable as they know you make their son happy.
Try to give them a nice gift he first time you meet them. For example, if your parents are from country side, bring them some traditional thing from there. Flowers or chocolate candies are also appropriate no matter the situation.
Avoid having any discussions about politics or religion. It is a general rule every time you meet a new person. Avoid also the topic called “sex”. If your parents ask you who are you going to vote for, try to say something positive about any of the party probationer. Change quickly the subject or it can lead to a shameful situation.
Remember that knowing your lover’s parents means knowing him better. If they are religious people it means that your lover will also have some similar ideas to the one’s his parents have.
If you are vegetarian and your lover forgot to tell them about this, they will probably ask you why you don’t taste the roast. It will be hard for you to evade from eating. You will surely find a tasty garnish which will help you avoid a shameful situation.
If something goes bad, remember that you have something in common: their son. If you reveal one of your lover’s qualities, it will be a compliment for them not only for him.
Although you are nervous, remember that your lover invited you so he must be feeling very proud of you. It surely is a very stressful situation for him too- he wants to make everything work in order his parents to like you and he wants you to feel comfortable with them. By mutually encouraging yourselves, everything will work out fine.