They didn’t hate him because they found out we’d been dating for three years when they met him.

My parents hated my future husband because his skin was too dark.

I’m not sure if it’s because they realized my husband wasn’t going anywhere, or we were their only hopes of having children since my sister was still single.

After the long journey, my husband is now part of the family.

I consistently lied about where I was going and who I was going out with. My husband understood why I kept him a secret from my family, but he didn’t really get it.

He thought meeting my parents would play out like the movies (see #1).

But there is an entire other level of stress when, for some reason, you discover d put strain on your home life.

When you discover your parents strongly disapprove of your bf/gf, your first inclination will be to pull away from them and continue your dating relationship behind their back. Never secretly date someone your parents don’t want you to date.

I was determined not to rock the boat by vowing not to date anyone whose skin color would not be accepted in our family.

It took him months to finally convince me to date him.

Finding someone you love who loves you in return can be difficult.

Then learning how to deal with conflicts within a relationship can be painful, as well.

My parents hated my husband the first time they met him.