By Emily Meyer

The holidays are meant to be shared with the people you love, and for Marcus Grodd and Lacy Faddoul, they did just that! According to, the Bachelor in Paradise couple spent their first Thanksgiving together in Faddoul’s home state of California. Both reality stars posted sweet pictures together on their Instagram accounts. Faddoul captioned one photo, “Happy Thanksgiving! We are so thankful for those that love and support our little family. #family #friends #bachelornation.” Grodd then wrote, “Happy Thanksgiving Day from our family to yours! Hold your loved ones close #blessed #love #gobble.” From the background of the photos, we are guessing they were snapped in The Golden State, which also happens to be where the couple has been spending most of their time these days. This adorable pair seems to be powering through the holiday season joyfully!

How do you know when you’re ready to bring your partner home for the holidays?

Cupid’s Advice:

Although many people usually complain about being single during the holidays, it’s not so easy for couples either! The big question is for many pairs is whether or not you should bring your lover home for the holidays. Cupid knows it can be stressful, so here are three ways to tell if you’re ready for your new partner to spend this special time with your family:

1. They have met your loved ones before: If your significant other has never met your parents, the holidays may be an awkward time to introduce them. It’ll be intimidating to expect your beau to get to know your entire family (including your crazy aunt) during this stressful time of cooking, gift giving, and party-hopping.

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2: They seem pro-holiday: If your sweetheart is asking you about your family’s Christmas traditions and your favorite memories, that’s a good sign! They’re already invested in sharing the holidays together and want to become more connected as a couple. If they seem to be in good spirits about the holidays, it’s worth broaching the subject of bringing them home with you.

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3. You actually want them there: It’s really important to not feel pressured to bring a new boyfriend or girlfriend home for the holidays. Make sure that you really want them there and that you aren’t only trying to please someone else (like your mother). If you don’t feel ready, don’t extend the invite!

How did you know you were ready to bring your partner home for the holidays? Share with us below!