Skip navigation! Story from Relationship Advice. Cory Stieg. Your partner has impressed all your friends, charmed your coworkers with their social grace, and even bonded with your sibling that one time. In theory, they're ready to meet the final bosses : your parents.
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Meeting the parents — you meet his, he meets yours — is always a big milestone in a relationship. But what is less discussed but equally as stressful is when both of your parents meet each other. At some point when things have gotten mucho serious they kind of have to meet, right? They have lots of kids, lots of young grandkids, and lots of pets, so chaos is the order of the day. In recent years, everything in their house either has had cat hair or Magic Marker stains on it. A step up from baby puke, in my opinion.
Last summer, one of my brothers brought a girl home after only a few months of dating. Any significant other who comes into our territory better be ready to get tested by all of us, in a range of ways. But when is the best time to introduce your partner to your parents?
Remember high school, when meeting the parents was no big deal? All you had to do was roll up and say, "Hi, Mr. Nice to meet you!