Meeting a partner's parents for the first time can make anyone feel nervous. After all, if your partner has a close relationship with their family, then a first meeting gone wrong has the potential spell trouble for your own relationship. That's why finding a genuine way to bond with their parents early-on can be so important. Fortunately, making a memorable first impression isn't as hard as you think. Having thoughtful questions to ask your partner’s parents when you meet them is a great way to demonstrate your desire to connect with them
According to psychiatrist and psychoanalyst Grant H. Brenner, putting in the effort to be the best version of yourself, while also being authentic, is an important first step to cultivating a good connection with your partner's family. "Put your best self forward," Brenner previously told Elite Daily. "Regardless of what you think about parent-child relations, you are never going to cause problems for yourself down the road by making a favorable impression with your partner's parents. So be on your best behavior, but at the same time, be yourself." Once you've gotten past the small talk, here are some questions to ask to get a deeper sense of who they are.