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Family Affair: What Should You Do When Your Parents Hate Your Partner?

It's one of the most common problems in a relationship: Your family does not approve of who you are dating. What do you do when your parents hate your partner? This is a terribly tricky situation that so many people have to navigate and very few know how. Do you breakup with your partner? Do you cut ties with your parents? Neither answer seems fair or reasonable! We're here to discuss what to do when your parents hate your partner!

First things first: Why do your parents hate you partner? That is the first thing you need to think about before making any decisions regarding your relationship. Maybe your parents hate your partner for a totally valid reason, like this person is abusing you or cheating on you. In cases like this, most parents would hate their child's significant other. They want the best for their child and don't want to see them get hurt. Obviously they are going to hate the person who is hurting them! If this is why your parents hate your partner, you need to take a close look at your relationship and consider leaving this person. Your parents are clearly on to something!

On the flip side, if your parents hate your partner for a totally trivial and ridiculous reason, you might want to examine your relationship with your parents. If they hate your partner for some silly, judgmental reason like your partner doesn't make enough money, sit them down and have a serious talk with them. Explain to them that you love this person and this person loves you. They may need time to realize that they are concerned with trivial things! Now, if your parents hate your partner for a more insidious reason, such as your partner's race, you should probably cut ties with your parents because they are racist and you're better off without them!

As you can see, the way you approach the divide between your parents and your partner depends on why your parents hate your partner! Figure this out and you'll know which way to go from there. Best of luck to you!

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