It’s only natural that after a new man or women comes into your life that you want to let them see every aspect of your world. Do you want to introduce them to your friends, colleagues and family?
Whether you’ve just met, or you’ve been on a few dates, do you feel ready to introduce your girlfriend or boyfriend to your group of friends?
When do you think is the right time for a couple to take this step?
I asked my dad about this experience, and here’s how he described it: he told his parents he was ready to get married, so his family arranged meetings with three neighboring families. That’s how my dad decided on the person with whom he was going to spend the rest of his life.
I am perpetually indecisive about even the most mundane things, and I couldn’t imagine navigating such a huge life decision so quickly. Happily so—and probably more so than most people I know who had nonarranged marriages.
“Even if the two of them have split, emotions take a while to heal, so it’s unlikely that the friend is going to be okay with it.” But not all relationship experts see it this way.