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do i have to like my son girlfriend

we got off to a bad start and she have hard time forgiving me. My son said I am going to push him away, if I don't try to get along with her.

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cookie612179

Asked by cookie612179 at 1:57 PM on Jun. 14, 2013 in Adult Children (18+)

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  • You'll find as many "I hate my mother in law" questions here as you'll find "I hate my daughter in law" questions. This is ultimately where they all started. If this isn't a serious relationship, no, you don't have to like her, but if you think it might last, do you really want to trade your son for your pride?
    NotPanicking

    Answer by NotPanicking at 2:01 PM on Jun. 14, 2013

  • What is not to like about her? Sure you can go ahead & not like her & when he marries her make everyone's life a living hell until you die. OR you could just be nice & make everyone happy.
    ILovemyPaulie

    Answer by ILovemyPaulie at 2:02 PM on Jun. 14, 2013

  • Find something about her that you can like.
    virginiamama71

    Answer by virginiamama71 at 2:02 PM on Jun. 14, 2013

  • First of all, how old is your son? Is he still living with you?
    You do not have to like her. He has to like her.
    You just have to put up with her when she is around.
    Hope she is not around much.
    louise2

    Answer by louise2 at 2:05 PM on Jun. 14, 2013

  • You don't have to like her, but keep your opinions to yourself around him. He will only react negatively to it.

    Be civil and nice, and don't give her a reason to speak badly of you.
    anng.atlanta

    Answer by anng.atlanta at 2:15 PM on Jun. 14, 2013

  • Do you have to actually LIKE her?—no. Do you need to be pleasant with her?—yes, unless you want to cause problems with your son.
    SWasson

    Answer by SWasson at 2:18 PM on Jun. 14, 2013

  • Depends on why you don't like her. Is she mistreating your son or is this just a personality clash?
    missanc

    Answer by missanc at 2:36 PM on Jun. 14, 2013

  • You don't have to like anybody. But disliking the girlfriend, or not getting along with her, may cost you your relationship with your son. Only you can decide.
    Ballad

    Answer by Ballad at 2:56 PM on Jun. 14, 2013

  • It is in your best interest, and your son is right!
    older

    Answer by older at 2:57 PM on Jun. 14, 2013

  • you should try to get along with her because this will make your son happy.you will not be happy if he stops coming over and not speaking to you.
    purplelady308

    Answer by purplelady308 at 4:32 PM on Jun. 14, 2013

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