My parents are really important to me and I want them to approve of my partner. However, I'm not sure if they do. They've never said anything bad about him, but they also don't seem that excited when I talk about him. How can I tell if they don't like him?
If you're not sure if your parents like your partner, the best thing to do is to ask them directly. You can say something like, "I know you're important to me and I want you to approve of my partner. Do you like him?" If they hesitate in their answer or say something noncommittal, that may be a sign that they don't like him. If they give you a negative answer, then you'll know for sure and you can decide what to do from there. Thank them for their honesty and tell them that you'll think about what they've said. Regardless of their answer, it's important to remember that you should make the decision about who you're with, not them.
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