It's common to feel anxiety when you're about to meet your in-laws for the first time. You are unsure of what to wear, how to behave, the pressure to create a lasting impression is there.
It is important to note that these feelings are valid, after all, these are the people you might be sharing a greater part of your life with.
Here are a few tips that may be helpful to you if you're meeting your in-laws for the first time.
Get Them Gifts.
While this is not obligatory, it is a courteous and thoughtful thing to do. You want your first meeting with your in-laws to be memorable for you, and also for them. You do not have to break a bank to do this, you can also ask your partner to guide you on this.
Be sociable and Engaging.
You may be introverted, and that's okay. But a little effort to be engaging won't hurt, especially if you're meeting people you hope to share the rest of your life with. You want to get to know them, and this is possible through communication.
Be Bold About Your Views And Beliefs.
There's no cutting corners when it comes to this, let them see you for who you really are. If you like or hate something, make your feelings known respectfully. Do not hide who you are, whatever you cannot sustain long term, do not portray.
Relax. Don't Stress It.
You're going to meet people who you hope to call your family, not prospective employers.
You do not need to get yourself all worked up, as doing too much sometimes, can be counterproductive. Whether your in-laws will love or hate you, depends on a lot of things, many of which you may not have control over.
Got any other tips that may help? Please leave a comment.
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