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Guest Post: Introducing A New Partner To Your Family

Posted by SussexMummy | Posted in Guest Post | Posted on 03-10-2014

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Finding the right partner is tricky enough in this day and age but when you are committed to your faith it can be difficult to find someone who shares your beliefs. When you are lucky enough to find someone, whether that is through a shared interest, volunteering or a Christian singles dating site, choosing the right moment to introduce that special someone to your family can sometimes be stressful. Read on for help on deciding when to take the plunge.

Leader of the pack

You might want to introduce your partner to your family as soon as possible. Within many family units there is very often one person who has the ultimate say on everything and everyone.

If this sounds familiar, pick a time when you can introduce your partner to this one specific person on an individual basis. Take them out to lunch and make them feel special by actively letting them be the first family member that you introduce your partner to. If your partner only needs to pass this one person’s test to be accepted into the family make sure that you give them the best opportunity to do so.

Family celebrations

Birthdays and Christmas get-togethers can be a great time to introduce your partner to a large number of your family all in one go. Spirits will be high and a large gathering can be a relaxed way to meet those who are important to you. The chance to mingle without the spotlight being on your partner limits the opportunities for a never-ending supply of quick fire personal questions which can obviously make someone feel uncomfortable. Your partner will get a good sense of your family life in such a social situation.

Shared values

Dating someone who shares your faith means that they will already have something in common with your family. Introducing your partner to your relatives at an occasion based around your faith is a great way to make them feel at ease. A family wedding, a christening or church event for example, can offer a great opportunity to start things off on a level playing field.

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