DEAR SOMEONE ELSE’S MOM: My girlfriend and I have been together for nearly a year and her mom and dad live in two different towns only about two hours away. It bugs me that even though she goes home every couple months for a weekend, she has never invited me along, and has never even talked about my meeting her parents.
We’re not getting married or even engaged anytime soon, but don’t you think it’s odd she never invites me home with her? She’s met my parents a bunch of times already. --- WANTS TO MEET THE PARENTS
DEAR WANTS TO MEET THE PARENTS: It could be that going home for her isn’t an easy experience, especially if she tries to get in visits with her mom, her dad, other family members, and some old friends. It’s also possible that there’s something in her family situation she hasn’t shared with you yet.
Talk to her about your feelings. For all you know, she may be assuming you have no interest in going with her. You may find she’s been waiting for you to open the door.
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