Parents against dating
I don't necessarily have a problem with these guys, but my family always does.They pester me with questions like, “Why can't you bring home someone we actually like?”On one hand, I understand where they're coming from.On the other hand, I can't change who I am or who I like. What do you do when your parents don’t approve or feel that the person you love/dating is the right person for you? And while I like to maintain a separation between church and date, I don’t think your culture can be entirely ignored here. So if your parents are super-caring and attentive, they’re likely to be overprotective.Do you respect their wishes and find someone who is welcome at home and around your family, or do you follow your heart and stay with the person you love even if your parents may not attend the wedding? I’ve explored this concept before, in relation to successful women, but I think it applies to Judaism as well. If they’re intelligent, they’re likely to be opinionated.
When I declared in 1993 that I was cancelling my LSATs and becoming a comedy writer, my parents supported me.
You can't help who you fall for (that's the best part about love, IMO).
It certainly puts me in an odd predicament: I don't want to compromise my romantic desires just for the sake of appeasing my family, but I've also grown tired of hiding the guys I'm dating from the people I love. So, I'm left with the question: How much should my family impact who I date and the decisions I make in my love life? In other words, don't totally base who you choose to date on whether or not you think your parents will like them.
Here's how to help make that happen, from start to finish: How far you're into your relationship with your SO should determine how much you tell your parents about him, says Sandella.
So, if you've only been dating for a few weeks, there's no need to dish every detail.