When do you consider them a part of your family? When does your family consider them a part of your family? Does your partner like your family? Are they comfortable around them?
Most Helpful Guy
It really depends on how "permanent" the person seems in your life. Family is an almost permanent idea so whenever that person seems a part of you then usually they would feel like family. Sometimes friends can seem like family before a boyfriend or girlfriend too. My bestfriend feels like my sister and I've only known her a year.0
Most Helpful Girl
My fiance and I dated for 5 years prior to becoming engaged. When we became engaged, my mother said, "We finally get to officially welcome him into the family even though he's been like family for many years already."
3 months before we got engaged, his family went on a hiking trip out west and I went along to a store with them so they could purchase hiking boots. When the sales lady asked if I needed boots too, his mother cut in immediately and said, "Who her? She's not family. This is a family trip." So... apparently I was not a part of the family then.
And when we got engaged his father said, "You're almost a part of the family now!" So apparently I'm STILL not family.
But my fiance likes my family a lot and is very comfortable around them. He and my dad get along uncomfortably well lol
My fiance and I became family, to me, when I realized we were in a serious relationship. I think it took about a year before my parents decided he was family. Obviously it is taking much longer for his family to come to that conclusion. I probably won't be considered family to them until I take his last name and make it legal.0