With holiday festivities right around the corner, some couples are breaking up, making up, and/or inviting their S.O.s over to meet the fam. Yikes!
But don't fret if you're new to this whole, like, super serious thing. It's really not as scary as you think (I promise making your own doctor appointments trumps this!).
Follow the tips below to make a great impression with your boo's parents and siblings while still being your fabulous self.
Resist touching.Clinging to bae (or worse, groping him!) won't win you points with your potential mama-in-law. Remember: That's her son you're canoodling with, so it's probably pretty awkward for her to witness. Keep the PDA to a minimum.
Agree to disagree.Arguing politics with his kin can make things messy—I mean, literally. You don't want Tita Menchie flinging potatoes across the table at you for voicing your opinion. Instead, discuss with your S.O. after dinner to make sure you're both on the same page.
Watch the booze.Just because his sis is knocking back G&Ts doesn't give you license to wine-o-clock all night. It's okay to drink some anxieties away and enjoy a couple of glasses, but limit yourself when you start feeling tipsy. Be happy, not drunk.
Kill 'em with kindness.If a relative does not seem to like you right away, go on a charm offensive to wake them TF up. It's easy to be discouraged when Lola Grace is giving you the evil eye, but convince her that her fried chicken is the best you've ever tasted and she just may offer you her recipe.
Ban screens.Don't bring your phone to dinner, and def keep it out of sight when meeting new people. Not only is it rude, but it shows that you're disinterested in your current surroundings. Be present IRL, not scrolling Insta.
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This article originally appeared on Cosmopolitan.com. Minor edits have been made by the Cosmo.ph editors.