My boyfriend doesnt want to meet my parents.

Hi Fahima,

My question is I’ve been dating my boyfriend for 8 months now, I recently mentioned to him that I would love for him to meet my parents. He thinks I’m rushing into everything too fast , he think it’s way too early to meet my parents. What do you think is an acceptable time frame to introduce him to my family ? Am I rushing him ? I need you’re advice here.

Sincerely

Jas

Hi Jas

I would not advice for you to pressure him to meet your parents since he is not ready. He has to take that step on his own. It seems that you and your boyfriend are at different levels in your relationship. You are at the stage of meeting the parents and he is not. I advice you to sit down with him and establish exactly where you are in the relationship and what the end goal is. Ask him why he doesn’t feel like he is ready and what is holding him back.

In terms of the time frame, I would say each relationship is different. Some couples introduce the family after 3 months, some after a year or two, some couples would introduce the family right away. It all depends on the relationship. Every relationship moves at its own pace. Therefore you can never compare your relationship to others. However relationships should progress. That is why it is crucial to have a conversation with your boyfriend and make sure you guys are on the same page in terms of your long term goals.

I hope this helps and I am wishing you the best of luck.

Love,

Fahima

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