The Etiquette of Meeting the Parents -- and Sleeping Over

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At the end of a visit, according to Casperon, you should give thanks for a wonderful time physically as well as verbally. The etiquette expert, from Mannersplace.com, says, "Touching is very important. If the mother isn't a very affectionate sort, don't kiss her but do give a hug." And what of Lexi, who committed the cardinal sin of not sending a post-visit thank-you note? She recalls, "I was really, really nervous the second time I went to Craig's parents house. But things went well and you can bet when I got back home I sent a thank-you card!"

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