DEAR AMY: I’ve been seeing “Julian” for a little over two months. We are both in our late 20s.
Columnist Amy Dickinson (Bill Hogan/Chicago Tribune)
He is sweet, generous, owns a stable business, has multiple hobbies/passions, and is very honest with me about everything. All of my friends love him.
However, I am scared for him to eventually meet my conservative, Italian-American family. Julian is covered in tattoos. A couple are always visible on the back of his neck.
I like his tattoos. I don’t consider this a red flag. His career is also blue-collar.
Recently, my mother “stalked” his Instagram page, and called me in a rage. She said that there “must be something wrong with him” to cover himself like that and that I “cannot” date him.
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She said many judgmental words and disregarded my feelings. She said that she’s terrified of what our family will think of him. I am waiting for my older brother to say similar words.
Julian and I have been getting more serious.
I told her that she has to stop trying to control me, …read more
Source:: The Mercury News – Lifestyle