Every serious relationship gets to the point where the next big step is meeting each other’s family. When this conversation happens, one can only expect to have a fluster of emotions.

In Fiji, meeting your in-laws is a fairly big deal seeing as most Fijians are family oriented and winning over the family is the ultimate goal. If you are planning to meet your partner’s family any time soon, these tips might help you:


  1. Show genuine interest: Take the time to get to know your in-laws by asking them questions about their interests, hobbies, and life experiences. Showing genuine interest in them can go a long way.
  2. Be polite and respectful: Display good manners, courtesy, and respect towards your in-laws. Simple gestures like saying please and thank you, offering to help with chores, and addressing them with proper titles (such as Mr., Mrs., or their preferred title) can make a positive impression.
  3. Offer to help: Whether it’s helping with meal preparation, setting the table, or cleaning up afterwards, offering to help out during family gatherings demonstrates your willingness to contribute and be a part of the family.
  4. Bring thoughtful gifts: When visiting your in-laws, consider bringing thoughtful gifts such as flowers, a packet of grog, or something related to their interests. This shows that you appreciate them and have put thought into your visit.
  5. Respect their traditions and customs: If your in-laws have specific traditions or customs, respect them and participate willingly. This demonstrates your willingness to embrace their family culture.And last but not least;
  6. LAUGH: Psychology suggests that laughing at people’s jokes (even if they aren’t funny) will convince them that you are invested in the conversation and that you take an interest in them. So whatever funny story your in-laws tell you, just LAUGH.

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