(Closed) Parents don't know about my boyfriend and he wants to propose

posted 6 years ago in Etiquette
Post # 3
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

I think if you don’t introduce him before you get engaged it will cause some serious problems.

Part of the problem is you have made him scared of them. Which means any meeting you have may not go as well as it would if he weren’t so freaked out. I don’t think you can marry someone without having met their immediate family, or without them at least having heard about them.

What happens if you get engaged and they hate him? Do you break it off? Would you still want to marry him if they hate him after meeting him (before engagement)?

I would tell all parties involved (BF and your parents) that since the relationship has gotten serious, you want them all to meet. Then host a dinner.

After that, feel free to get engaged. I’m not saying they have to approve, but by not introducing them to him, you’re setting things up for them to not like the situation and him. Which you probably wouldn’t be ok with given you’ve already broken one engagement based on their lack of approval of a BF/FI.

Post # 4
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

double post.

Post # 5
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

Definitely tell you parents about him before hand.

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