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Meeting Your Partner's Mom for the First Time

by Marjorie Orr April 28, 2010 06:36 PM EST
Meeting Your Partner's Mom for the First Time
When you’re in a new relationship and it’s going well, there usually comes a time when you have to meet your partner’s parents. You want to start off on the right foot -- especially with the mother. Here are some astrological insights on how to impress your sweetie’s mom.

Don’t be off put by the Aries mom who’ll be sharply direct in her comments. She’s not being malicious or critical, she just tends to blurt out what’s on her mind and in 10 minutes she’ll have forgotten what bothered her. She does like a robust response, so whatever you do, don’t crumple and go silent.

The Taurus mom wants a hug. Give her a cuddle and you can’t wrong. Praise her food -- which will be scrumptious, by the way. Just remember that beneath her placid exterior, she’s really quite jealous. Tread lightly. Make her feel she’s gaining another kid, not losing one.

The Gemini mom can be cool, standoffish and rather hard to fathom. Just keep talking. She likes fun conversation, the more varied the better. Whatever you do, don’t bore her with your favorite obsession. Her attention span can be brief.

The Cancer mom is trickiest of all since she really doesn’t appreciate anyone muscling in on her family. She’s possessive in a way even she doesn’t understand and can seem quite irrational because of it. Smooth her down, make her feel adored and tell her how much her offspring loves her.

The Leo mom can be quite a character, and a bit of a drama queen. Just remember: you are the audience and your job is to pay attention. No sense in reeling off your achievements. She’s not interested and indeed might be upset if you hog the limelight. Just keep smiling.


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The Virgo mom will smile pleasantly, then look you up and down and notice instantly if you’re scuffed or wearing torn jeans. Just ignore any nitpicky comments. Underneath her critical demeanor she’s really very warm-hearted. Ask her advice –- often -- and she’ll warm to you.

The Libra mom needs to know that you come from a good family, that you dress well and that you’re a hard worker with good manners. So don’t turn up looking a wreck and expecting a good reception. She appreciates social charm, so turn it on.

The Scorpio mom won’t give much away, but you’ll be able to sense that somehow she dislikes you. This one takes time, tact and a good deal of ingenuity. She’s intensely jealous and won’t appreciate competition from an interloper. In time she’ll mellow out -- but don’t cross her!

The Sagittarius mom is a joy -- slap dash, enthusiastic and always looking on the bright side. She’ll be genuinely delighted her babe has found a mate. She can come out with some startlingly honest comments at times, though, so just let them roll off you. She never means harm.

The Capricorn mom will be cool and sophisticated, and will give you the impression you’re not quite up to her expectation. So you’ll need to try hard. Air your achievements, embroider your background and make yourself sound solidly respectable. Only the best is good enough for her offspring.

The Aquarius mom will beam happily at a new face and instantly put you at ease. She’ll be more of a friend than a prospective mother-in-law, which may bring up problems along the way. All you need to do to keep her happy is to keep talking.

The Pisces mom will fuss and worry. She tends to see disasters lurking under every rock, so your chief task is to make her feel secure and safe. Don’t be too wild and way out. Certainly don’t roar up in a fast car or motorbike. She needs gentle handling.
 
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