The vampire lovers, or Kristen Stewart and Robert Pattinson, returned to New York this Friday after spending Thanksgiving in London with the actor’s family, UsMagazine.com reports. The star-crossed couple enjoyed the holiday with the blessing and company of Pattinson’s sisters, Lizzy and Victoria. Though the siblings were publicly disgusted with Stewart’s transgressions, they have since forgiven her and are on good terms, according to a source for HollywoodLife.com. Before returning to JFK airport from their holiday, the Twilight twosome flew to London, Madrid, and Berlin in the last few weeks to promote Breaking Dawn: Part 2, their final scheduled film opposite each other.
How do you know when to let your family in on your relationship?
Before telling mom and dad you have a plus one for family dinner, make sure the time is right. The fact is, all relationships are different. Cupid has some guidelines:
1. Time: The second date is not the time to meet the parents. Allow space to get to know each other. Any relationship, no matter how fast you want to flash cook it, needs time. How much exactly? It depends how you spend it, but arbitrarily, one month at least.
2. Commitment: Your family wants to meet the dates you are serious about. Don’t bring home everyone who catches your interest. It also puts your romance at risk by adding external pressures. And your family can’t be expected to juggle your personal life along with you. You don’t have to discuss commitment with your partner, but make a judgement call on how certain you can be about the future of your relationship before introducing them.
3. Mutual interest: This just means you should ask your partner if they’d be comfortable meeting your family. Ideally, they’ll want to make a good impression, and if this is the case then they’ll probably be a bit nervous. Be careful not to force your date into situations unwillingly.
When is it time bring your relationship to the family? Share your experiences below.