She met the news with a cold and disapproving silence.
Eventually, she allowed me to stay with them for a month while I was on exchange. I packed gifts for the whole family, carefully picked my outfits and offered to help as much as I could around the house.
– we are now the happiest divorced couple on the block!
She was apparently under the impression “I was only a student doing a homestay and not her son’s girlfriend”.Although it depends on families, bringing a boyfriend or a girlfriend home in Japan often means the relationship is turning quite serious – potentially serious.Whereas I met my all of my previous boyfriends’ families back in Canada after just a short while, I only met the family of one of my Japanese boyfriends. At some point, comes the time to meet your other half’s family.Meeting the parents is already stressful enough in itself, but what can you expect when cultural differences and language barriers are involved?“Honey we are on our way from a cruise, passing through Paris today.” Confused, I muttered something about the possibility of my parents being in town.