KATHMANDU, Nov 20: Breaking the news about your boyfriend or girlfriend to your parents might be a daunting task. Even if your parents are amongst the cool, modern parents who have digested the idea of letting their children choose their life partners on their own.
When it comes to introducing your partner to your parents, Tsuyog Pradhan says that the most important thing is confidence in each other. “If we are both committed then, why do we have to be uncomfortable,” says Pradhan who is sure that his parents will be accepting of his love relationship.
But not all of us are comfortable with the idea of our lover meeting our parents. Some even hide their relationships from their parents and go an entire mile to do so.
However, when the relationship is serious and comes to a point when it is time to tie the knot, it is inevitable that you tell your parents and introduce them to your boyfriend or girlfriend.
“If we both are committed to our relation and both are serious about it, then there´s no point hiding it from our parents,” says Yogesh Kumar Prasai. “Sooner or later, they´ll know about it, so why hide? Rather share it to your parents before it´s too late,” he adds.
The main reservation that most have when it comes to getting their parents to meet their lover seems to be uncertainty about whether that person is ‘the right one’.
Sawal Maskey and Puzan Rijal both say that if they are 100 percent certain about the relationship with the other person, then only will they move on to introduce him or her. “I am comfortable with my girlfriend meeting my parents, as long as I am sure she is the one for me,” says Maskey.
Similarly, Rijal says she would wait for the right time to introduce her parents to her ‘Mr right’.
“Well, I´m not in a relationship. So, I´ve not experienced this circumstance. But if I were in one, first of all I´d ask myself if the person I am having a fling with is my ‘Mr Right’ and if my heart says that he is the one, I’d introduce him to my parents without giving a second thought and I´d do it sitting in my comfort zone. I guess, the mood of my parents at that moment would also somehow affect my comfort level,” she shares.