Family is everything for some folks, and if you can relate, it's probably incredibly important to you that whoever you date gets along with and respects your loved ones. If you and bae have been together long enough to start thinking about a future together, then them respecting your parents may be even more important to you. Keeping an eye out for these signs your partner respects your parents is a great way to know how your partner feels about your folks. Plus, it can also be really helpful to gauge what kind of dynamic your bae will have with your parents if they join your family one day.
Even if you don't have a traditionally "good" relationship with your parents, they're still your parents, and your partner respecting them may mean a lot to you. "If you are close to your parents, then your partner should want to care about them and show them respect and kindness," Nicole Richardson, licensed marriage and family therapist, tells Elite Daily. With that, it's important to remember that respect is earned. If your parents have given your partner any reason to not respect them, then it can be understandable if bae is a little hesitant. But if your parents have been nothing but kind and respectful toward your partner, there's no reason for bae not to return the favor. Here are five signs they're doing just that.