When to meet the parents?
Posted by Vusani on September 6th, 2012
Here is something we don't see every day, you ever been in a relationship with someone and you actually considered introducing them to your family, or maybe you’re single-ish and that’s something that just never comes to mind.
When in a relationship sometimes we tend to be rather protective of our feelings and at times we leave more room for disappointment than is necessary, that can certainly impact negatively as the chemistry may in turn be a bit lop sided; introducing your partner to your parents can at least be seen as an act which re-affirms the commitment in that relationship, now pause a while..... Ask yourself why you wouldn’t introduce your partner to your parents, family etc... Perhaps you might feel that the way in which your partner conducts themselves will not be accepted by your parents, or for more personal reasons you fear they will expose the person you really are outside of your parent’s domain.
It may be a week after dating that you feel now is the time to do so or maybe even at a much later stage and not necessarily for the fact that you are getting serious with your partner, it could be that you are more open with your parents and family and prefer to let them know about your relationships instead of being secretive about it, which is also a good sign of commitment. Perhaps some cultures don't allow such to happen so you are rather restricted, in either case your understanding of your situation can better justify your actions.
How soon into a relationship do you think is the right time to meet the parents?