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When your parents disapprove of your partner

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Signs your family doesn’t like your partner

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They only invite you - not your partner - to family events

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They don’t want to hear why your partner is so great

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They criticise your partner directly

What to do when parents disapprove?

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Avoiding slight for slight

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Responding (if at all) with respect and clarity

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Being forthcoming about your happiness

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Loving your partner for them, not what they represent

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Staying objective and open to sound advice

Remembering you don’t have to choose

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If possible, avoid being the intermediary between your parents and your partner

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You might consider trying to improve the relationship between your parents and your person, but only if it doesn’t stress you out

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You can also consider looking for common ground through food, music, streaming entertainment, or family gatherings

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