My family and friends don’t like my fiance
What can I do? My family doesn't like my fiancé.
You get to spend the rest of your life with the person you love and create your own family.
But, what happens when your family doesn’t want this man by your side? If that’s the deal then you don’t start panicking.
Try to stay calm.
But, you have to resolve any issues, before the big day.
Or else you will risk your relationship with your family and, it may cause trouble in your romantic relationship.
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Try to Find out the Reason Why
So your family doesn’t like your fiance?
By learning why your close relatives don’t want your man around, is a great start towards a friendlier relationship.
Maybe your parents and siblings don’t like his employment, his style or some of his bad habits.
Or, maybe they want you to get back together with Brian, who is a doctor and has a Prius.
Also, keep in mind that if your parents are divorced, they might believe that all relationships fall apart, sooner or later.
Just get to the bottom of their dislike and you might find a solution.
Time Heals All Wounds
For some families, the announcement of an engagement can come as shock.
Especially if they don’t know your soon-to-be spouse.
If your parents are not fond of surprises maybe it’s wise to give them time to realize what it is about to happen (hint: your wedding).
You don’t have to give ultimatums and step your foot down.
Only time will tell how your family will feel about your partner.
And, you never know. They might love him at the end.
Talk Your Way to Happiness
If you want to have a real and deep relationship with your family, just be honest.
Let them know how happy you are.
And how good he takes care of you, emotionally and physically, and tell them the ways he supports you and your decisions.
After the talk, your parents might reconsider their initial thoughts about your man and change their mind about the wedding.
If the tension is palpable between your parents and your fiance, maybe it’s time to think about how to make the atmosphere more pleasant.
After all, there is no magic trick to make everyone like each other.
The easiest way to know one another is to schedule a gathering.
This could be a casual morning for brunch and coffee or spend the day at the park with delicious finger foods.
Maybe your father and your beau like the same sports team.
Get them tickets for the next match and spend the day at the stadium.
After a few expeditions together, your parents might find your man fun and pleasant.
If your family insists that there is something wrong with your partner, take a step back and try to find out what they mean.
Maybe your family knows something and don’t want to make you feel bad, or observe signs that you don’t.
For instance, maybe he’s controlling, or jealous, or dismissive of your dreams.
If that’s the case, you should have a sit down with your partner and talk about your concerns.
At the End of the Day...
Every bride wants her parents by her side along with their blessing.
Either way, this is your decision.
If your parents respect you they will find a way to like your partner and welcome him in their lives.
For the time being celebrate your engagement.