Telling your loved ones, especially your parents, that you’re engaged to someone they haven’t met can be a daunting task.


Here are some tips to make the conversation go smoothly


  • Prepare

Think about how you want to present the news and what you want to say. Anticipate potential questions or concerns your parents may have and think about how you’ll address them.

  • Choose the right time

Pick a time when everyone is relaxed and not under stress, so that you can have an open and honest conversation.

  • Start the conversation

Let your parents know that you have something important to share with them, and then lead into the topic of your engagement.

  • Introduce your partner

Give your parents a brief background about your partner, highlighting their positive qualities, and why you love them.

  • Address their concerns

Be prepared to address any potential concerns your parents may have, such as cultural differences or concerns about your partner’s background.

  • Show that you’re committed

Emphasize your commitment to your relationship and assure your parents that you’re confident in your decision to get engaged.

  • Be patient

Your parents may need some time to adjust to the news, so be patient and understanding.

  • Offer to schedule a meeting

If your parents would like to meet your partner, offer to schedule a meeting. This will help your parents get to know your partner better and ease any concerns they may have.

  • Listen

Allow your parents to express their thoughts and feelings, and listen to them without being defensive.

  • Keep them involved

Including your parents in your wedding planning process can help them feel more involved and excited about your engagement.


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Remember, the goal of this conversation is to share your joy and love with your parents, not to convince them to accept your partner.

Be patient, listen, and be open to their feelings and perspectives.