How much contact do you have with the family your teen is dating into (if that makes sense lol.) My local friends are all over the map. Some feel that the parent relationship should be really limited. We know others that seem too entrenched in the other familes drama. I'm sure, like all things, the answer is inbetween... just figuring out where the bounderies are.
DD 16 is in a relationship with a boy we've known since they were 10. They were instant buddies. He's been carrying a torch for her from the very beginning but she was oblivious and not ready. He was patient and careful not to cross any lines. Distance, different schools and busy extra-curricular lives seperated them almost all of last year. They both did some light dating of others during that time but no relationships. This past January they landed on the same project and they've been inseperable since. They declared themselves boyfriend/girlfriend last month.
We've always been friendly with the family. Nice, nice people. They are always the ones we end up chatting with at functions. We have a lot in common. They've been to our house for parties in years past. We have mutual respect and affection for eachothers children. We've been sort of keeping our distance out of respect for the kids but how long do we have to do that? I mean, we like them lol.
What have your experiences been?