Beefing Prematurely With My Family
Now, I’m someone who presents my partner to my family like, “Look, this is who I’m choosing. Get to know him.” I’m not demanding or yearning for their approval, but I do ask my family to be a part of this man’s life because I love him. Now, merging families is difficult work–but when my ex refused to try to get to know my sister after she initially did not like him, I was turned off. Most people would at least give the relationship with a potential, difficult sister-in-law a couple of tries, but he had no fight in him to even attempt to win her over, which caused me to be completely torn and heartbroken.