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When he won't introduce you to his family
You feel your relationship has reached a level where it's time to meet his family, but he's dragging his feet about introducing you. Should you be worried?

Meeting the family of your significant other is a big step. It usually means he thinks highly enough of you to want to introduce you.

But what does it mean when you feel the relationship has reached a certain level and he still wonít do it?

Perhaps it means he just isnít ready

Sometimes for men, introducing a woman to ďthe familyĒ means he must really face and admit his feelings not only to himself, but also to others as well. This can be difficult for a man to do, especially if he is resistant to the idea of long-term commitment.

Sometimes even if he is committed, he may be sceptical of making those familial introductions. Maybe he knows he wants to be with you, but isnít sure what the future holds. He may wish to hold out on bringing you home until he knows for sure.

Another reason he's hesitating to introduce you to the family might be personal.

Perhaps yours is closer than his and heís embarrassed. Maybe he feels his family wonít accept you and is hesitant to put you through that. Whatever the reason, you will want to tread carefully.

When the subject comes up, ask him how he feels about introducing you instead of why he hasnít done so yet. He may be more willing to actually discuss his reasons if he doesnít feel pressured to do so.

Donít introduce him to yours too soon

This may make him feel like he has to then take you home, which again, may present pressure you donít need in your relationship.

Donít be too anxious

If the relationship is meant to be, heíll introduce you to the family in good time. Bear in mind every family dynamic is different and very unique.

It may not be important to him that you meet his family

Consider the possibility that it isnít as important to him for you to meet the parents than it is to you. He may feel as if you are creating an issue where there should be none. Discuss it with him, but donít push. Bring it up every now and then to see if his feelings on the subject have changed.

If a long period of time goes by and he still wonít take you home, then perhaps itís time to sit down and talk. If the two of you are getting serious, it is natural for you to want to meet his family.

You need to know whether or not he feels the same as you and if the two of you are at the same level of the relationship. Donít let him string you along.

Take the time to listen to him. Pay attention to what he has to say and be open-minded. Remember, communication is the key to a successful relationship.

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