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Column: Meeting the parents is tough, but meeting the grandparents is trickier

Column: Meeting the parents is tough, but meeting the grandparents is trickier

Introducing your significant other to your family is an inherently anxiety-producing situation. Even if you're generally confident that things will go well, it's hard to stop the nightmare scenarios from popping up in your head. What if my dad gets all weird and protective? What if my boyfriend makes a really dumb joke? What if my extremely unpredictable little brother makes some awkward sex-related comment? Meeting the parents makes for a classic sitcom situation (or maybe a funny movie followed by two much less funny sequels). But no one really talks about the challenge lurking ahead in the shadows: the extended family. Meeting the grandparents, aunts, uncles and cousins is...

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