Meeting the parents? Here’s your etiquette guide.

So you and  Bae are hitting it off the ballpark.  There are unicorns, rainbows, and cotton candy filled skies.  Then he asks you to join him and his family for the holidays.  😱 Now here’s where your relationship gets tested, meeting “the parents.”  It can be a relationship builder, or the Titanic depending on your behavior.

At 25 I failed miserably,  which is why I am writing this post for those of you that need an extra tip, or two.

Do your homework  << k your partner questions on the parent's likes, interests, pet peeves, etc. and food allergies Ask open-ended questions << w did the parents meet?<< ere did they honeymoon? I use this trick when I attend networking events.  People like to talk about themselves.  Then they end up saying you are an awesome person yet they learned nothing about you because they spoke the night away. Dress conservative << now this goes without saying, but these days some girls are wearing fishnets in places of worship. Just think Grace Kelly, Jacky O, Lauren Bacall, Audrey Hepburn Be appropriately groomed, nails and hair on point Bring a gift << ke the gift something based on their interests, and you'll earn extra brownie points. Limit your alcohol intake and don’t drink alcohol that makes you nuts<< me of you may become a different person if you drink a particular alcohol like Vodka, Tequila, or Whisky.  To stay in your lane, it is best to stick to a drink that you are accustomed to, so you can avoid an embarrassing moment.  I am Hispanic panic on Tequila; therefore I stay away from it at all times. Do not discuss politics<< now its so hard RN, but this is how I got myself into trouble with my ex-fiancé.  His parents ended up hating me and put the kibosh on our relationship. Remember your manners<< y thank you, please, etc.  Also, help wash the dishes or clean up because it shows that you can be of service to others.  Hanging out and not offering to help does not earn you any positive points.  Your act of kindness will go a long way. Be authentic << at's why that handsome man by your side fell in love with you in the first place. Namaste 🙏🏼 🙏🏼

 

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