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What can I do to get my family to accept my relationship?

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Question - (5 September 2005) 4 Answers - (Newest, 5 September 2005)
A female , *sianGirl writes:

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My relationship is cool, except that my family doesn't approve of it. What should I do?

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A female reader, xxxsoulsistaxxx United Kingdom +, writes (5 September 2005):

xxxsoulsistaxxx agony auntIt's so annoying when this happens! The people you care about most in the world can't get on with the person you choose to date! This depends on how you feel about the guy. I know it's hard to go against what your family say but sometimes, if something feels right, you just have to make a decision that will make YOU happy. If you show them how much you care about him, then they may come round after a while and accept him. Your parents only want what's best for you but sometimes, we must follow our hearts. Whether it ends up working or being a complete mistake, it was OUR decision and we've learnt from it. Follow your heart, honey. Good luck

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A female reader, daniella +, writes (5 September 2005):

to push your family to be cool about who your dating those things take time and adjustment its a big thing watching your kids grow up and your family only wants the best for you. Let them figure out that who your dating is rite for you and respects you and your family will adjust to it after al you are their little girl deep down.

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A female reader, Delila +, writes (5 September 2005):

Accept that you can not argue with the way people feel. Trust that in time they may begin to see things differently.

Understand that they love you.


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A female reader, anonymous, writes (5 September 2005):

Ask your family why they don't like your relationship. Is is because they don't trust the person you're with or is it because they don't want you to have a boyfriend? If they don't want you to have a boyfriend then why? You didn't say what your age is so if you're young maybe they think that you need to be more grown up to handle a relationship. If you're a teenager or an adult then it's less understandable why they don't approve of your relationship. Talk this through together and explain why you think that your relationship is cool and that you think that you're with the right person to have a relationship with. Hopefully they agree with you but if they don't then maybe wait a bit longer before having a relationship. Good luck!

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