The first time I brought my boyfriend home to meet my parents was also Easter. And my boyfriend is Jewish. Whoops. Looking back on it, I give him credit for putting up with so much craziness on such a religious-oriented holiday. But the first time I brought my boyfriend home to my parents wasn't just Easter Sunday, it was also the first time for another milestone in our relationship.
MEETING THE PARENTS
We know you're pumped to get back home for the holidays (free snacks! All the wine!), but is he excited to spend his days cooped up in your childhood bedroom while your dad sleeps downstairs?
Thanksgiving is prime "meet the family" time for new relationships. If you're bringing someone home (or meeting the potential in-laws yourself!) listen up to this expert advice: here's how to make a lasting impression that'll put you in better favor than the pumpkin pie.
by the Editors at JDate.com, for GalTime.com You never get a second chance to make a first impression. That’s why making sure you come across as the likeable, charming and delightful person you are is so important during an initial meeting, especially when the face-to-face is with the parents of the guy or gal you’re dating!
It looks like Ryan Gosling and girlfriend Eva Mendes are still going strong! After having a romantic, PDA-filled New Year's in New York (they were spotted kissing on NYE as they waited outside for a cab), the couple, who have now been dating for a little over three months, jetted off to LA, but not before taking a serious step on the road to commitment: Ryan introduced Eva to his mom!
Summer 2011 officially comes to a close next Monday, September 5, and we're all looking forward to relaxing during the long weekend. With a multitude of party ideas to choose from, it can be quite overwhelming for couples to decide what to do for Labor Day. So we here at YourTango compiled some of our favorite festivities inspirations, perfect for any couple looking to spend quality time with each other and their family and friends.
I sure do love the holidays. But for those of you who are officially meeting the parents--and the extended family--of your new girlfriend or boyfriend for the first time, I know that the holiday anticipation can quickly turn into stress. But relax, my friends. I’ve come to the rescue with a handy guide that will have you not only surviving the holiday unscathed, but also wowing your partners 'rents. Take copious notes!
Parents love me. They've always loved me. On paper, I make a good impression. But peel back a few layers and that's where good dirt about me and my family is hiding: my struggles with depression.
The husband and the in-laws—they can be a combustible combination. Introducing your boyfriend to your parents and family is difficult no matter what, especially if you're Jewish and he's not and your parents don't want you marrying a goy. But interfaith marriage doesn't have to be all bad, as Amy Sohn learned. In this excerpt from her book Altared, Amy shares her personal account of finding the one and then trying to sell him to her parents.