Dating a close family friend

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When you two get in a fight, your respective families take sides.Suddenly, your moms and dads “aren’t speaking.” It’s like when the two leaders of the cool groups in high school would fight and their posies would fight in solidarity.Your family feels like since they were (apparently) right about who you should date, they must be right about everything else.They start taking a lot of liberties when it comes to calling you up and telling you what they think about your career, the way you dress, and friends you keep and more.Your family feels entitled to updates on your relationship.Since they essentially feel that both you and your boo are their family, they don’t think your boyfriend needs the privacy that your past boyfriends needed.If and when you spend the night together for the first time, news spreads across your networks as if somebody blasted it in the morning newsletter.

He may be warned not to do this or that because your ex made that mistake.

If your boyfriend is seen out with another female—even if it’s just a friend or colleague—your families get on the case of investigating it.

They may even approach your boyfriend and his female friend, and mention While in the past, it was a huge deal to bring a boyfriend on family trip or home for the holidays, your mom just informs you that she has already booked a ticket for your boyfriend and ordered the beer he likes for Christmas dinner.

They’ve always invited him, so why should that change now? He’s brought every previous girlfriend to family functions throughout your life.

It makes you feel like you have a weird insight into his ways that you shouldn’t.

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