Khloe Kardashian has some advice for sister Kim’s long-distance basketball boyfriend Kris Humprhries: impress the fam. Khloe, who married Los Angeles Laker star Lamar Odom in September of 2010 knows firsthand how critical her brood can be.  “I don’t think Kris knows what he’s getting into,” Kardashain told People.  She says that this summer Humphries will get the opportunity to spend some time with the whole family and get initiated into the Kardashian group … if he can manage.

What do you do if your partner doesn’t get along with your family?

Cupid’s Advice:

There is no one more influential in your choice of mate other than the members of your family. It may work in movies, but if your boo and your family butt heads, something needs to be done:

1. Talk it out: Discuss things separately first and then together if need be. Why does your partner not get along with your family and vice versa? As soon as you figure out where the conflict begins, you can start to mend the situation.

2. Figure out the reason: Is there a good reason for conflict between your partner and your family? Perhaps your family is concerned about your well-being when you’re with your partner. Consider these objections for what they’re worth and if they hold any value.

3. Blood is thicker: than water. Just like when your parents would weed out the good-for-nothing friends you brought home from school, you’re family is still (and always will be) your family. If this boyfriend is just a passing phase, consider moving on.