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Handle This: His Mom Is Too Formal

Prior to meeting his parents, your boyfriend’s been keen on telling you just how well he thinks you’ll get along with them. But when the actual meet and greet happens, your high expectations are no more.

When you introduce yourself to his mom, she’s quick to let you know that she’ll only allow you to call her by her surname and that she’s an absolute stickler for manners; she's also more than happy to point out when you’re not following her rules. Your boyfriend's brother's girlfriend calls her by her first name, which makes it clear that this is personal, so how would you handle this?


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