Making sure if the right time to tell your boyfriend’s family that your love them can be nerve racking! Here are some signs so you know that they are showing you they love you. Being a part of the family is not that scary! You should embrace the new family you have been invited into!
1. They Invite You To Places Without Him
When you have a great relationship if your boyfriend’s family, it opens the door to really getting to know them and them getting to know you too! Being invited to go to places without your boyfriend lets you know that they are comfortable with you or just enjoy your company! Don’t be afraid if someone in his family asks you to spend the day with them! depending on how long you have been together, it is always nice to make plans and spend some time with his family without him. Your boyfriend doesn’t need to be with you all of the time!
2. You Text His Family All The Time
Don’t feel like you shouldn’t keep in touch with his family. Most of the time, it helps you know when something is going on or they just want to know how things are going. Depending on the type of relationship you have with your boyfriend’s family, you should be able to text they without letting your boyfriend know. When you have been together for a long time, his family can become hers exceptionally when they see you more that your own family! If you feel very comfortable texting with his family, you are probably almost apart of the family! Texting his close family allows you to know what is going on if he forgets to tell you. He can always forget to tell you something, but if you have a good relationship with your boyfriend’s family, it makes it easier to know information which is intended for the both of you.
3. They Get You Things For No Reason
When you spend a lot of time with his family, you might expect little gifts from them! They might have seen something that made them think of you or something they thought you would need for your apartment you and your boyfriend got together. His family is this way to let you know they are here for you and you shouldn’t feel weird about accepting these gifts but are all full of love and support!
4. Plan Vacations
Vacations are a time for a girlfriend and her boyfriend’s family to get to know each other in a relaxed environment while having some fun! Don’t say to a vacation even if you are unsure about going. His family invited you for a reason! Lighten up and have some fun with your boyfriend’s family! It’s not supposed to be a stressful environment. This is the best time to get to know his family without the awkwardness of sitting in a room and having a forced conversation.
5. They Want To Include You In Everything
If his family asking about you while you are not with your boyfriend? If they are, then they might’ve wanted to see you which means they care! It’s nice to hear that his family was asking about you or what you were doing! They’ll become your family and it’s normal for them to ask about you! They don’t want to make you feel left out and always expect you to come to plans that are with everyone in the family. You are a part of the family, don’t ever think you are not!
6. They Check In On Your Family
When you are with your boyfriend’s family and they ask about your family, it means they want to know how they are doing because they are your family too! His family should be asking how your parents are or ask about certain people in your life that you talk about. His family should want to know more about what’s going on in your family, it means they are learning more about you. If all goes to plan both families will become one big family, so his parents should be asking about your family! It’s normal! Don’t be afraid to tell them the bad stuff either, every family has its ups and downs which they might be able to help you with!
7. They Feel Like They’re Putting Two Kids Through College
At the end of the day, if you’re in college, they will always make sure you are on top of your studies and are doing the best you can no matter what. They will be there if you need to talk or need help with a paper! They’ll make sure you have food and are taking care of yourself. If you need any help, they’ll be the ones to call and if you need a weekend off campus, they’ll always have their door open!
8. They Let You Know They Care
The best thing his parents will do is always let you know they are not only there for your boyfriend, but you as well! They’ll be their for love and support if you are having a rough week or need a ear to vent to. They can show they care in many ways. None of them are exclusive to one family, but it’ll be something that will make you feel comfortable showing up at their house with your boyfriend just to talk or just another place to go to clear your head.
9. Excited About Your future
If you and your boyfriend have been together for a while, his family might be asking you about what you plan on doing after you graduate from college or when you might think about getting married or if you are even thinking about getting married sometime. They might suggest what time would be a good time to get married or if you should get an apartment verses a house. They’ll help you make some important decisions!
10. Keep You Up-To-Date On Family Events
If there is any family event going on, you are going to be one of the first to know! His family will always make sure you are able to make it and give you time to get work off if you need to. You’ll want you to make it, but understand if you can’t make it!
How long have you been in a relationship with your boyfriend? Do his parents do any of these? Tell us in the comments below!
Brooke is a senior at Western New England University in Springfield, Massachusetts, and is majoring in Creative Writing with a minor in Education. She is from Waterbury, Vermont, and loves her puppies and kittens which are currently at home waiting for her. Brooke is a dedicated student and spends most of her time working and study.