For Women Who Want The Ballerific Life!
I once dated a guy that my parents despised. They didn't like anything about him. No matter how hard he tried, my parents were not feeling him and anything he was about. I couldn't see it, what was the big deal? Why were they so hateful towards him? Needless to say my parents "hate" for him turned into a hate he had for my parents. It wasn't pretty.
For more reasons than one the relationship didn't work out. But looking back, I'm sure him not getting along with my family had a lot to do with it. Let's face it, my family has to be there no matter what. After he's gone through a verbal tit for tat with my mom, who has to come home and explain everything? Me! Who has to be in the middle of every altercation between him and my family? I do. At first I thought I could keep them separate, never have them in the same room, but at the time it was very difficult to do so. He had played a very large part in my life and undoubtedly so did my family.
So if your man can't get along with your family what do you do? I think that although I wanted it to work, I can't help but be relieved that it didn't. Sad to say huh? It's not that I can attempt to spend the rest of my life with someone I can't even bring home to mom without them going at each others throat. The saddest part of the entire ordeal is that neither party recognizes the strain they put on you. If they did, maybe they wouldn't act the way they did.
So my question to you guys is could you continue a relationship with someone that didn't get along with your family? If so, what are some ways that you would help mend the situation? Do you just keep them completely separate?