ArtsAutosBooksBusinessEducationEntertainmentFamilyFashionFoodGamesGenderHealthHolidaysHomeHubPagesPersonal FinancePetsPoliticsReligionSportsTechnologyTravel

Why You Need to Meet the Family

Updated on September 2, 2023

Crystal Ball

Meeting the family of your Intended, not just Mommy and Daddy, but the whole genetic interplay, is better than gazing into a crystal ball.

Looking at them, you can see 'the future'.

It is rather clear where your Beloved will be in twenty/thirty years. Not just physically, but emotionally, and intellectually.

There are those who become 'clones' and those who will do the anti of their family's pro.

If you don't like what you see and feel, get out now.


He might have the body of an Adonis, now.


His parents are fat and lazy.

Will he keep going to the gym after you marry him? Or not?

Think of it like this;

when you graduate High School, everything that was so important to you when you were in class is now meaningless.

All those vital rules, from how to or walk or that if you talk to Bernice you can't talk to Michelle, on and on no longer exist.

So too might be this gym situation. Is he going because he is committed, or is his attendance that 'pro' to his family's 'anti.'

People put themselves on the 'dating' market by becoming their most beautiful version. That fashion model may, once the ring is on her finger, dive into those cakes and pies she had denied herself.

That hunk may feel that having married he no longer needs to keep toned, and turn into a couch potato.

It may start slowly. Cutting down gym visits, putting on a few pounds, but soon enough, if your beloved comes from a fat family.....that Size Zero may soon be squeezing into Size Six..

BTW; let me emphasise; make sure you see her family, not just her mother; for your beloved may take after her father's side of hippopotamus.

Momma's Boy

How a man deals with his mother is often a signal of how he will deal with his wife.

The Man who respects women is prized. However, the man who can be labeled
a 'Momma's Boy' is in a different category.

He will always put his mother above you. He will always take her side.

If she rings him up at 2 am, he will leave YOU 'home alone' to see about her.

Often his mother will see you as a 'threat' and to prove that she comes first will pull a number of stunts.

There is no reason to put your life and mental health in jeopardy.

Never marry a Momma's Boy unless his mother likes you better than she likes him.

There are Mothers who will virtually absorb their son's wife, that step by step the daughter in-law becomes a clone of that mother.

Keep your eyes/ears/mind open.

Man; look at the females of your prospective bride

If your prospective Mother-in-Law is divorced or has had a rough time with men, you can bet that your wife will ALWAYS put her female relatives first.

She will ALWAYS treat the visits of her mother or sisters or Aunts or Grandmother as Royal, and you can go sleep with the dog.

Women who are brought up by women who see men as 'the enemy' can easily marry you and play the wife, but will never really trust you or bond with you, and always expect you to deceive them, use them, dump them, so become fairly mercenary.

You will never come first. You will always come after her family.

Ladies; Watch His Father

How does his father treat his mother? Does he defer to her? Ridicule her? Treat her as a slave? Does he abuse her?

Listen to his words, watch her responses.

Is he sitting in the living room ordering she bring him a beer and is she racing to obey?

Does he say things like, "Honey, you're too stupid to understand this."

Does his father 'appraise' you as if you're on sale? Is he caustic? Insulting?

Whatever you see is what you are likely to get. Keep your eyes and ears open, and your radar on maximum.

Hearing the father say to the mother, (in a carefully controlled voice) "Didn't I tell you...." suggests that as soon as you leave he'll beat the crap out of his wife.

You can expect the same thing from your darling gentle fiance in twenty years.

Life Style

Are these physically active people or couch potatos?  Are they close knit or just happen to share some DNA?   Is everything done as a group or does everyone do their own thing?  Are they important to each other?

Entering active families means you better be active.  If they can sit in front of a T.V. for hours stuffing their faces, this is what you will find in your living room in twenty years. 

If they are deep into each other, this means that either they accept you and make you part of their network or you will always be an outsider. If they can forget about Uncle Harold because he voted Democrat or cut off cousin Debbie because she married outside of the religion, the person you are about to marry has the ability to cut you off too.

Who Judges Whom

Although we are imbued with the sense that we are brought before our intended's family as a puppy being adopted from a kennel, it ought really work the other way.

It should not be, 'are they going to welcome me into their home', but ' Do I want to join that home?'

Too often, so nervous, trying to make a good impression, we come before our intended's family and miss all the evidence that these are the last people in the world we want to know.

When you are taken to meet your Intended's family you can babble about;

"I hope they like me..."

but in let your mind be as analytical as Sherlock Holmes.

Think; "Do I like them? Do I want them part of my life?"

Remember; seeing your intended's family is looking at your future.


This website uses cookies

As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at:

Show Details
HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
HubPages Traffic PixelThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.
Amazon Web ServicesThis is a cloud services platform that we used to host our service. (Privacy Policy)
CloudflareThis is a cloud CDN service that we use to efficiently deliver files required for our service to operate such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the or domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
Remarketing PixelsWe may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.
Conversion Tracking PixelsWe may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)
ClickscoThis is a data management platform studying reader behavior (Privacy Policy)