My girlfriend and I have been dating for nearly two and a half years, live together, and are planning to get married. However, this is the first winter where we need to decide how to split up the holidays and family time. I suggested going to our separate homes for Thanksgiving and then splitting Christmas day between the two families; she suggested spending both holidays with our respective families. I know she doesn’t like my family (it took them a while to warm to the “their daughter is dating a girl” thing, but are very welcoming of her now), but I feel torn between spending the holidays with my family – and without her – or with her and not my family. What’s the etiquette here? We’re not married, but we’re close enough that it feels weird not spending holidays together. But whenever I broach the subject of splitting holidays between our families, she gets defensive or shuts down. I know she loves her family (I do too!) but I feel like mine isn’t being respected. How should I proceed?
Confused for the Holidays
If you have been dating a guy for only 6 weeks, but you realize you two aren’t going to work, what’s break up protocol? Am I required to go meet with him face to face? Or can I simply send him a text or email? Or am I required to do anything other than stop communicating with him? Advice is appreciated?
Thanks in advance,
This past weekend while at a friend of a friend’s house party, I ran into an ex-boyfriend. I hadn’t seen or heard from him since we broke up about a year and a half ago. When we saw each other, something just clicked. We talked the entire time I was there. Being with him in that moment felt right. Plus, he still looks good, and even put on a few layers of muscle since we broke up. Before I left the party, we made plans to go on a date and catch up. My friend told me not to do it, because we broke up for a reason. But I honestly kind of miss my ex and want to see him again. I have a few days before our date, and wanted to know if you think I should cancel it because my friend is right? Or should I follow my instinct?
Appreciate the advice,
Want that Old Thing Back
I’ve been dating this man for about 2 months now. We have great times and really click. I haven’t clicked with someone like this in a long time. Well anyways, how do I know if we are still just dating or are in a relationship at this point?
Kenan No Kel
What do you do when you like a guy, but he is a terrible kisser? I’ve been on a few dates with this man, and we have great conversation and he is physically attractive, but the kissing sucks. In the worst way. The kisses are always wet, and sometimes I feel like he is attacking my mouth. To top it off, I never feel the spark. So I ask you, how do I teach this guy to kiss?
Terry Baby 29
So in an effort to help folks get over the infamous first date hump, I wanted to share with you readers some major “don’ts” for date one. This will be a brief list, but I think it will be a good start for some of you. But if you have any follow-up questions or comments, leave them in the little box below. Don’t be shy, it’s all anonymous.