The Holiday Season is full of family, friends and fun! It is also a time that many of us may bring home our significant other to those nearest and dearest to our heart! We have compiled a quick-list of our biggest tips for successfully introducing your special someone to your family!
Communicate with your partner and be sure they are ready for this step! Bringing your significant other to meet your family is a new level of commitment and you want to make sure you two are on the same page, and mutually excited about this next step!
Prepare your partner...
Prepare your significant other for the family dynamic! Explain the personalities and how everyone interacts with one another so they will not be blindsided by your mom’s questions or uncle’s loud personality. Additionally, give them some tips – like your dad’s favorite football team or mom’s favorite flowers. The more prepared they feel going into the day, the more at ease they will feel!
...and prepare your family!
At the same time, be sure to prepare your family for your special someone! Make sure you tell them what to expect, conversations they enjoy or subjects to avoid! Making your family feel like they know your person will help them also feel great about welcoming them into the family!
Make sure you and your partner have alone time away from your family! No matter how well it’s going, meeting someone’s family for the first time is nerve racking, maybe for both of you! It’s as easy as penciling in a morning run or a tour around your hometown for just the two of you!