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Nervous about meeting the parents
November 15, 2012 at 10:43 AM

I'm 35 dating a 26 yr old for 8 mo now and it's about that time on Thanksgivng to meet his mom and the rest of his family. I met his stepdad by chance last week. It wouldn't be so bad but bringing the 6 yr ol ds in tow it just feels weird. His sister had 4 kids so he'll have someone to play with and it gives me something to check on in case the bf gets pulled away. I just know I'm going to drop something, say something wrong, my kiddo will do something wrong..the list is endless. I guess there's no reason to this post just need to reassurance. This is first "real" relationship since I've been single so the first set of parents I've had to meet. 


  • justahousewife
    November 15, 2012 at 11:49 AM

    Nerve wrecking for sure. Try to not over think it, that will get you in trouble the most. Just be open, don't shut down because you're nervous. 

    Good luck.

  • amonkeymom
    November 15, 2012 at 4:10 PM

    I'm sure it'll go well, just have fun!

  • victoriahearts
    November 15, 2012 at 4:19 PM

    Try not to overthink it because is the down fall, I had to do the whole meet the family and friends things when I started dating and it's akward at first but if you relax, then they relax, if your nervours they will be too. So take a big breath and say " this is no big deal, everything will be good". Oh and always bring a bottle of wine for your sake and theirs lol 

  • brieri
    by brieri
    November 15, 2012 at 7:17 PM

     Hi and welcome to the group.

    I would be too if datng such a yung won!

  • Robsessed98
    November 15, 2012 at 9:24 PM
    Meeting the family sucks. Just be yourself. If youre good enough for him, odds are youre good enough for his family. Good luck.
  • raegan1221
    November 15, 2012 at 9:29 PM

     Im sure everything will be fine. If it helps, when my boyfriend and I first started talking/were together he was actually deployed in Iraq...we'd known each other for YEARS before. But we were together for eight months, and when he came home I met him literally when he stepped foot on base. His parents were there too...and this was the first time I ever met them. Very awkward haha..but I love em.

  • raegan1221
    November 15, 2012 at 9:30 PM

     By met..I meant greeted..this wasnt the first time we'd seen each other ever...just the first time in about ten years.

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