03 November 2012 05:45 | By Karen Khng
How to ace a first time meet-up with his parents

How to ace a first time meet-up with his parents

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Text: Karen Khng

Parents will always wonder (and worry) who their kids will marry and whether that person really is a suitable partner in the long run. With happiness as a base line and marriage bliss as the end objective, the wish list for a perfect daughter in law can be lengthy and unrealistic. There really isn’t an easy way to wing a meet-and-greet-the-parents session whether you’re 15 or 50 years old. It’ll always be an anxiety ridden experience.

God gave parents the gift of x-ray vision. Thanks to their dating experience and years of experience managing others at the workplace, they can “read” you even before you even mutter hello. But chin up, good in-laws add value to your life as a couple – staying out of couple decisions, helping with grandkids, even putting a cash down payment for a house. Parents will always want their daughters-in-law steady, even tempered and non-moody. Someone who isn’t scheming, who’s got a kind bone in her, who is thoughtful, and who wants something more than just jumping into bed with her son. Here’s how to be the daughter-in-law they’ve been wishing for.

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