Meeting the parents can be simultaneously exciting and nerve-wracking. On one hand, meeting your partner's family probably means your relationship is getting serious. But on the other hand, you're meeting the family! So many things can feel unpredictable. Being nervous about meeting the parents is completely normal, but you are a gem, and your partner knows it. Trust that their parents will, too. And if you're still feeling the jitters, consider reciting these mantras to boost your confidence before meeting your partner's parents.
Ultimately, when you and bae decide to meet the parents is up to you, but an expert suggested it may be better to wait until you've been together at least six months. "Anytime before that is too soon because the relationship is not clear," relationship and etiquette expert April Masini previously told Elite Daily. "After six months of dating, you’ll know someone better and they’ll know you better — to the extent that you can both decide by then, if you want to be monogamous and committed to each other." If you and bae have talked about it, and you both feel ready to meet the parents, the nerves might begin to trickle in, and that's when positive self-talk can seriously come in handy. Reciting these five mantras can help you find your center again and go into meeting bae's parents with complete and total ease.