Dear Keke and Kat: I Don’t Like My Girlfriend’s Family
The title of this really makes this 'Dear Keke and Kat' letter sound bad, and maybe it is. We'll let you judge for yourself and weigh in. We'll summarize the letter as:
Dear Keke and Kat,
I can't stand my girlfriend's family. Let me start by saying that we've been dating for less than a year, and when we initially met, I was really attracted to the fact that she's close with her family and they spend a ton of time together. You really want that in a partner- someone who is family oriented. But then I met them.
They're too close, like in a creepy way. They constantly call each other and spend nearly every weekend together. Now that would all be great, if they were fun to be around. They're overly religious, and that's just not my thing. I have nothing against religion, but I'm not religious myself, but they're in your face about it. They constantly make references to my non-religion and it's uncomfortable.
I'd just stay away from them in general, but they spend so much time together. If I stayed away, I basically wouldn't see her on the weekends at all. I'd never ask her to pick me over her family, but I really think there needs to be a better balance. I've never said anything to her about it, but I'm starting to think I've got to find a resolution or bail.
Someone will likely not pick you over their family, and shouldn't. But should this guy expect her to change her family routine? Or should he just dip?