If you have strict parents, then you already know that they might not be okay if you have a boyfriend.
At some point, you will have to tell your parents, and you won’t be able to keep the fact that you have a boyfriend a secret forever.
If you want to tell your parents undramatically that you have a boyfriend, then you will need to have a strategy.
Here are 12 fail-safe ways on how to tell your parents you have a boyfriend:
How to tell your parents you have a boyfriend when you are a teen girl
When you are in your early teenage years, your parents are less likely to accept the fact that you have a boyfriend. Hey, it’s natural! Sooner or later, they will have to accept that you are growing up, and it’s normal to have a boyfriend at your age.
Here are 6 ways of how to tell your parents you have a boyfriend when you are in your teens:
This is simple and straightforward.
This is a good example because it prepares your parents for the news, comforts them with a familiar name, and eases them into the news. It can work like a charm.
If you haven’t worked up the courage yet, you could ask your parents if they would like to meet your boyfriend. Who doesn’t want to shake the hand of the star player or congratulate a member of the glee club on a good performance?
If your parents want to meet him, you can take the opportunity to introduce him as your boyfriend.
This will work because they can see that this young man is not a time-waster. He is intelligent, sociable, hardworking, talented, and/or impressive.
How to tell your parents you have a boyfriend when you are an adult
When you’re an adult living on your own, telling your parents that you have a boyfriend is much easier than when you’re a teenager. First of all, you have to be firm, and you should not beat around the bush. Secondly, you are not asking for permission to have a boyfriend. At the same time, you should remain respectful because you are telling your parents.
Here are 4 ways of how to tell your parents you have a boyfriend when you are an adult:
This is a good approach because you are showing that your boyfriend is clearly important to you, which is why you brought him to dinner. It’s also a good option because you gave your parents an opportunity to get to know your boyfriend before giving them the news about your relationship.
This is a good way to introduce them to a long-time boyfriend because it shows that you are committed to each other. Living together is a big deal, and many people only do this with companions that they are serious about.
How to tell your parents you have a boyfriend when you are gay
Telling your parents that you’re gay, and actually having a boyfriend if you are a man are two different things.
Sure, they can process the idea, but to actually see you with another person of the same sex can really be shocking to some parents.
Here are 2 ways of how to tell your parents you have a boyfriend when you are gay. Note that these are equally applicable if you are woman with a same sex partner:
With these helpful ways of how to tell your parents you have a boyfriend, it will surely be as easy as counting “1,2,3.” Now, all you have to do is work up the courage to get the conversation started and actually tell them.
Good luck !