Do you cringe when you have to introduce your partner to someone when you haven’t defined the relationship?
Are you afraid of crossing paths with someone you know while out with your partner?
Are you fearful and nervous about how to introduce your partner to someone you know?
Here's how to do it!
Crossing Paths With Someone You Know
Take a deep breath
Stay calm and confident
Introduce your partner by their first name
Introduce your partner as your date if you're both comfortable
Introduce them as a "friend" when in doubt
Jump to conclusions about the other person
Stumble and try to define the relationship
Ramble on about the nature of the relationship
Try to avoid the other person or ignore your partner
Managing The Interaction
Remember you are in control of the situation
Remember you need to be comfortable with terms — if someone else is uncomfortable, it’s about them,not you
Elaborate unless you and your partner are comfortable
Feel obligated to share anything you are not comfortable with
Be afraid to change the direction of the conversation
Worry about how others may perceive the relationship
You run into a relative while out with your partner. You begin to panic. What should you do?
What To Do Next?
Move the conversation along
Be prepared to discuss this with your partner after the introduction is over
Stress about the interaction
Dwell on what happened
Pressure your partner to define the relationship if they aren't ready
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