Should you tell family members how you feel about their choice of partner?

Should a parent tell their kids how they feel if they don't like who their children are dating?
Should a parent tell their kids how they feel if they don't like who their children are dating?
Should kids tell their parent how they feel about who their parent is dating?
As a sibling are you comfortable sharing negative feelings with your sibling regarding who they are dating?
As a friend, are you comfortable sharing negative feeling about who your friend is dating?
What was the outcome of sharing your feelings?
01/10/2012 Love & Relationships 10 points 130


  • crabcake profile photo
    This is a subject of many ?'s and answers. Family and friends are very important to me as is what is going on in their lives. I do not believe in butting in unless I see danger of some sort. If I am asked my opinion on family or friends lives then I will give my opinion whether they like it or not, as I can speak from experience.
    8 days
  • chettabugluv profile photo
    Honesty is always important as far as I'm concerned. If you can't be honest with family and friends then who?
    12 days
  • MsElisha profile photo
    It has been said that experience is the best teacher, but at what cost? I usually try not to be judgemental, but do believe in being tactful & honest with others who ask for my opinion with personal matters. Regardless of the outcome, people are going to do what they want to do.
    about 1 month
  • Kitykatinlv profile photo
    Love is blind. And most people don't listen to advise. Even when true life examples are shown to prove the point, they have to learn their lessons the hard way.
    about 1 month
  • loisann profile photo
    What do you do when your daughter is dating a guy who lied to her and us about being in the marines ,and then when we confronted him he said no it was ROTC then we finally found out this was not true either,and this guy lied to her on the same day he first met her.He can lie and don't blink and eye,its like it comes so easy,what worries me is how can a person have a relationship if 1 person lies and lies, She just says he wanted to inpress us and her.Right now my husband cant stand him and hates him being at our house.Its really stressful and taking my heath down.iF ANYONE IS DATING THE BEST ADVICE I can give is be honest and trueful.
    about 1 month
  • neta2000 profile photo
    I think we have to be sincere when it comes of our close relatives and their relationship.
    3 months
  • lindseylagoy2 profile photo
    id lie to my parents and sneak out of my parents house to date some man i liked allot they never want me to date theyre too overprotective ugh
    3 months
  • mike.slesin profile photo
    honesty first.
    3 months
  • nicolef1369 profile photo
    Looking for all bad is not the way to go to get someone to hear your point of view. Come up with good and bad feedback and if you are really concerned say it---there are times when love hits us in the head and we can't see for ourselves that we are heading towards a hurricane.
    4 months
  • melmeljackson1 profile photo
    I will always tell my son how I feel about the one he is with.If I have bad vibes about her I would share in the way I feel and let him know to be aware but the choice would be his.
    5 months
  • ladybug1591 profile photo
    I am always truthful with my friends and loved ones.
    5 months
  • QueenIvina profile photo
    Yra, I tend to be honest about that too
    5 months
  • lahn profile photo
    I believe it is by far every human beings rights and responsibilities to protect the ones they love. (or unless you're told otherwise)...Although trials and tribulations are to be expected, wouldn't love conquer all? To my knowledge sincere love always prevails.
    5 months
  • poppopto5 profile photo
    if I have concerns, I will share my opinion in a nice way. No one has to listen and take your side, but I feel honesty is the best policy.
    6 months
  • Hanalei2018 profile photo
    Can be sensitive to vent your feelings to family member or a friend. I would if I hear they are in possible danger of being taken advantage of or possible abuse . Only then if Iam sure..gut feeling or told by a relieable source.
    6 months
  • mammacub4 profile photo
    people should understand that sometimes others need to make their own mistakes before they learn from it. I've had people tell me that my ex was 'playing' me, and didn't care until I grew respect for myself. I've also told my sisters and my friends when I thought they were making a mistake in their choice of 'partner's, and left it at that. I will do the same with my children when the time comes, but ultimately, it isn't my choice.
    7 months
  • bengirlabib profile photo
    Parents can teach their children for how can they choice a partner. Other wise there is nothing to do else.
    7 months
  • SunChariot profile photo
    When you love someone and you have a concern, imo, you have a right to voice it. To tell the person kindly that something is worrying you and what it is. But there is a huge difference between telling someone and harping on it. I think it is alright to voice your concern and tell the person why you are concerned. Then hear their side and let it drop. We do not have the right to choose who another dates.If we see something they don't we can tell them, but from there they are the ones who decide how to live their lives. After telling them once, if they do not see it your way tell them that you are always here if they need you but will not interfere in their life choices. That is what I would do.
    7 months
  • cindythatcher37 profile photo
    It's that persons choice who they want to date. I just wish them the best and hope it all works out.
    7 months
  • braelyndiamond2 profile photo
    I think being tactful but honest is the only way to be.
    8 months
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