When a relationship begins, it seems as though it’s just the two of you—you and the person you’re dating. But at some point things get serious—you meet your significant other’s family, and then you agree to visit for holidays and birthdays. What happens after that? For some, a deeper relationship with the in-laws or almost in-laws forms naturally—emails and texts are exchanged, FaceTiming happens on a weekly basis, and updating each other about life is a must. For others, opting to not be particularly close is the better option—the relationship consists of the occasional greeting or visit. Neither choice is right or wrong. It’s based on what works best for you, your partner, and your family.
The Everygirl wants to know—are you close to your partner’s family? Do you consider them your friends or even a part of your own family? Do you prefer to keep your relationship minimal or not have one at all?