Question: How do I get my girlfriend’s parents to trust me? My brother got into a lot of trouble when he was in high school and I believe her parents are worried that I might turn out like him. To be more specific, he got caught selling drugs. It really hurt my parents and he ruined his reputation… and now mine.
Answer: Sorry to hear that your brother’s troubles have impacted you and your family in a negative way.
I would hope that your girlfriend’s parents do not judge you by his mistakes; I can understand you feeling the need to go the extra mile in earning their trust.
You can prove to them in time that you will not get into trouble by not getting into trouble and just treating them and their daughter with great respect.
If you are treating your girlfriend well and making her happy -and being the best that you can be- they will come to accept you in time.
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About the Expert: Rachel RUSSO, MS, MFT is one of Your Monthly Mentors, a Matchmaker, Dating & Relationship Coach, Author & Speaker. She has a master’s degree in Marriage & Family Therapy from Iona College, a BA in Psychology from Rutgers University, and a certification as an Intentional Relationship Coach. Rachel is the founder of Rachel Russo Relationships-a NYC-based dating and relationship consultancy-and has worked as a matchmaker for twelve years. She currently acts as the resident relationship expert on Brooklyn Savvy Tv, is a matchmaker with Lisa Clampitt Matchmaking, and trains entrepreneurs at Matchmaking Institute. Her drive, credentials, and unique experience make her the ultimate dating and relationship expert. Read More…