Are signs in a relationship a really valid way of going about decision-making and pace-setting? There are so many couples out there who wait for signs before they come to a decision on an important matter that surrounds their relationships. They wait for the universe to tell them the proper course of action to take because they’re afraid that a reckless decision could lead to potential negative backlash. Some couples will rely on the signs from the supernatural forces that surround this world. They will wait for signs from the spirits or the gods that they believe surround their relationship. Some will resort to psychic readings and horoscopes before coming to a decision on anything. And there are others who will want more tangible signs in a relationship before actually deciding on something.
But that’s essentially what a relationship is. It’s a series of conscious choices that you have to make daily to try and sustain the love and bond that you have with one another. And these choices that you make on a daily basis can either make or break your romance so it’s important that you always try your best to make educated decisions when it comes to your relationship. You can’t just decide on a whim. You can’t just go on making decisions based on nothing. You can’t decide the fate of your relationship based on faulty premises.
One important step that all long-term couples eventually have to go through is the merging of friends and families. But in this case, this article is going to touch on the introduction of partners and parents. When is it the right time for you to actually bring your significant other home to meet your parents? This is a tricky situation. For one, if you do it too early, you risk scaring your partner and forcing them into a big relationship step even though they aren’t ready for it. You also wouldn’t want to bring just anyone home to meet your parents you have to be sure that you love them and that your relationship actually has a shot at making it before you do so. And if you do it too late, you might risk making your partner feel like you’re ashamed of them – as if they’re not good enough to actually meet your family.
So timing is always going to be important in relationships. But how do you know when the timing is right? What are the things that you need to be thinking about and taking into consideration? What are the factors that should go into the decision-making process? These are all very important questions and you need substantial answers.
Well, fortunately for you, based on the advice of some relationship experts and social scientists, there are some very tangible and scientific signs that you can actually be on the lookout for regarding this matter. You just have to stay vigilant and introspective always. Look at the ins and outs of your relationship and figure out if the things that are listed on here actually apply to you and your significant other. And if they do, then it’s probably safe for you to take your partner home to meet your parents.
1. You are dating exclusively.
Well, before anything else, you have to make sure that you already have an exclusive and closed off relationship. You wouldn’t really want to bring home someone with whom you’re in an open relationship. You want someone who you know is deeply committed to you. You want to bring home someone who actually gives you security, consistency, and stability as far as your relationship is concerned.
2. You have already introduced each other to your closest friends and siblings.
Before taking your partner to meet your parents, you should first expose them to other parts of your world including your friends (and siblings, if you have them). Let them catch a glimpse of what your social life is like by merging your social circles gradually. Once your partner is comfortable with the kind of people you hang out with, then they would be ready to meet the people who raised you as well.
3. You have a strong mutual trust for one another.
Trust isn’t necessarily something that is automatically instilled in a relationship at the get-go. It’s always something that is built over time between two people. And if you feel like you have a strong mutual trust with one another, then you would be ready to make that introduction to your parents already.
4. You have both already discussed what each of your families are like.
Preparation is key. You want to prepare your partner for what’s to come. You want to give them an idea of what your family is like before you actually take them home. Think of it as something like a preparation for an important test that you are about to take together.