So over the time I’ve known my girlfriend/future fiancée..our families have never formally met. She has met my mother and father; I have met her mom (may she rest in peace), her dad, and so many uncles, aunts, and cousins that I cannot even try to name them all. I am considered family by her extended family and my parents welcome the idea of her becoming part of mine.

With, I guess a current unofficial engagement but an official one coming, I honestly worry about the day families meet. See, it’s a total culture clash with families. My parents are your cut of the mold Caucasian family while her family is much more relaxed but can be totally crazy (in a social/fun way) Jamacian family. I mean for Christmas my parents were with my grandmother and had a calm and nice dinner. On the flip side I was with her family over in Long Island playing games, eating a ton of food, blasting music, and having a party. My parents handle problems with others in a “look let’s have a talk about this”, her family handles problems by saying “we fightin.”

I guess what I’m trying to ask is how can I make that day not awkward? It’s a worrying thought in the back of my head honestly. I apologize if this is a bit disoragnized, had a little to drink with dinner