Christmas gift ideas guy you just started dating
" Introducing a new guy to anyone in your family automatically ups the ante, especially during the holiday season.
Also, sometimes our families make us act not like our better selves, to say the least.
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I have been wondering what I want in terms of participation: If we're still together in December, will I be happier if he hangs out with my family on December 25 — or will it be less stressful for both of us if we simply agree to do the holidays apart?
You don't want a new guy to see you behaving childishly or peevishly.
What's more, your relatives might be weird or annoying or simply not his speed. Not sure if you two are serious enough to buy each other gifts? Talk about it rather than tiptoeing around the issue.
Plus, a bunch of people standing around talking shop while getting drunk and doing karaoke is no outsider's idea of fun. Think twice about casually inviting him to any family holiday party.
He'll probably be relieved if you let him off the hook, explaining it'll be easier on both of you that way. Similarly: Don't be offended if he doesn't bring you to his. Don't tell yourself, "Oh, what the hell — why not kill two birds with one stone?
Or, if you know an inquisition will make him miserable, ask Aunt C.