By April Littleton
According to UsMagazine.com, Courteney Cox was photographed attending Jennifer Aniston’s party with a date Sunday, Dec. 8. Snow Patrol rocker and the former Friends actress were spotted driving up to the party together. Cox was previously linked to Cougar Town costar Brian Van Holt in June.
How do you introduce your new partner to family and friends?
Introducing your new boyfriend/girlfriend is a big step in your relationship. Having the person you’re dating meet all of your loved ones can be stressful and nerve-racking, especially if you don’t set up the meeting in the right way. Don’t worry, Cupid is here to help:
1. Baby steps: Don’t overwhelm your significant other by introducing them to all of your friends and family at one time. Take it slow. Your new honey will already be pretty nervous as it is. Start off by meeting up with one or two of your closest friends for a nice lunch or dinner. If your partner gets along well with them, introduce him/her to a few of your family members.
2. Heads up: Before you set up any meetings between your partner and your loved ones, give both parties a heads up first. Make sure your family and friends are aware of your new relationship. Give them a little bit of information about the person you’re dating so they’ll have some topics to talk about when they do see each other for the first time. Also, keep your partner’s feelings in mind. Give them time to adjust to the idea of meeting your family and friends.
3. Ground rules: Let your significant other what is and isn’t acceptable in your family’s household. Make sure your friends are aware of how they should act around your boyfriend/girlfriend. You wouldn’t want them to offend your new honey in any way – even if what they do or say was meant as a joke.
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