Thursday, October 1, 2009

Keep it in the family

I like you, but I LOVE your mom's broccoli casserole.

This Huffington Post essay underscores a relationship reality: We often date not only for the joy of private cuddling time, but also for the promise of a second family.

Sure, we might romanticize our perception of in-laws.

After the initial meet and greet, glossy notions of wearing color-coordinated sweaters on Thanksgiving often transform into plastic smiles and a lapse in conversation topics.

Still, I think it's a little endearing that even amid in-law stereotypes, so many of us still look forward to building a relationship with someone else's relatives.

Which begs this question:

After breaking up with a significant other, is it possible to keep dating his/her family?

(via YourTango)