Help! My Parents Hate My Man: Tips On Gaining Favor From Your Folks…
Why Don’t They Like Him?
Let’s face it, some parents don’t like anyone their child dates because they feel no one will ever be good enough for their baby. So they simply say, “We don’t like him or her” without giving any reasons, because they don’t really have any. But if this doesn’t describe your parents, ask them for specifics as to WHY they don’t like your boyfriend. And really listen to their reasons before you decide to jump to your man’s defense. Was he rude to them? Did he tell an off-color joke or display bad manners. If so, they have a reason not to like him…and you should probably dump him.
Chances are, if they’ve been good parents and raised you with your best interest at heart, they have a valid reason for not liking your choice in a mate – and you should hear them out. If they have a point, talk to them to see if the issues they have with him can be resolved. If not, you can still draw your own conclusions about your boyfriend, but hearing your parents out at least lets them know that you value their input and appreciate them looking out for you.