Meeting with in-laws

October 14
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What to do when meeting in-laws for the first time? I am meeting them this weekend and I am so anxious.😝

2 Answers:

fitnessbarley avatar

Personally, I think when you meet your in-laws, the only thing you should do is show sincerity and be true to yourself. If they see how genuine your intentions and your feelings are for their son/daughter, they’d be stupid not to like you. As a father, I would like to see my future son-in-law not only provide financial stability for my daughter, but also he should be someone who treats her good and make her feel loved, secured and happy.

However, it is also nice to be prepared physically and mentally. Aside from dressing well and presentable which is already a given, one tip that for sure would flatter them is that you should know your in-laws. Know their likes and dislikes. Meeting them with small but thoughtful gifts would be great (like flowers for your mother-in-law). Or picking out a restaurant that they like shows how thoughtful you are and that you are interested in being part of their lives and not taking away their daughter from them. You could read more on this article for more practical tips. Good luck.

Lifeisgood avatar

Meeting your in-laws for the first time can be nerve-wracking, but it's important to remember that they are just people and they want to get to know you as much as you want to get to know them. Here are some tips that may help you prepare for meeting your in-laws for the first time:

Be yourself: It's important to be genuine and authentic when meeting your in-laws. You don't have to pretend to be someone you're not.

Dress appropriately: Dress in a way that shows respect for the occasion and the people you are meeting. If you're not sure what to wear, ask your partner for advice.

Bring a gift: A small gift can be a thoughtful gesture and show that you appreciate the opportunity to meet your in-laws. Consider bringing a bottle of wine, a bouquet of flowers, or a homemade treat.

Be polite and respectful: Remember to be courteous, respectful, and attentive when meeting your in-laws. Make eye contact, smile, and listen carefully to what they have to say.

Show interest: Show interest in their lives and ask questions about their hobbies, interests, and family. This can help you establish a connection with them and make them feel more comfortable around you.

Relax and have fun: Try to enjoy the experience and don't put too much pressure on yourself. Your in-laws are likely just as anxious to meet you, so try to relax and have fun getting to know them.

Remember that first impressions are important, but they are not the only thing that matters. Building a good relationship with your in-laws takes time, so be patient, kind, and respectful, and things will likely work out just fine. Good luck!

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