Took the boyfriend camping with my family this weekend. 4th of July weekend camping is a big thing with my family. We’ve been doing big family reunions for ages. I didn’t drag him camping. He could have said, “No, I don’t want to go.” He didn’t. He offered to drive. Insisted, even. Then he spent the whole day and half we were around my family not talking, looking angry/annoyed. Wtf.
I get it. He has a tiny family he doesn’t even talk to. I have like 85 first cousins. I always give him outs. He doesn’t have to go to all (or any!) of my family get togethers.
The minute we get home he’s like, “let’s go hang out with my friends!” And he’s super fucking jolly and nice and pleasant to be around. (Exactly the opposite of what he was all weekand around my family). And I say yes. And I’m nice and lovely to his friends. Cause that’s what you do when you love someone.