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Sunday Confessional: I Made Fun of My Boyfriend in Front of His Family

I'm 30 years old and was dating this amazing guy. Things were going really well, and I had a feeling that I had found my soul mate, until last weekend. His parents came to visit us and it was the first time we had met. I was really excited, but also super nervous since I wanted everything to be perfect (they could be my future in-laws!).


We went out for dinner and the wine was flowing. I rarely drink, but I'm not against it, so I decided to have a glass. The alcohol hit me pretty quick and totally loosened me up. I started blabbing away about anything and everything, and told this hilarious story about how I went to watch my boyfriend play ice hockey one night. I said something like "he spent the entire game chasing after the puck and trying not to fall." I was laughing and said "Yeah, he's pretty bad." His parents were laughing too and I felt happy that I was getting along so well with them.

After we said goodbye that night, my boyfriend confronted me and said, "Why did you have to make me look like such a dumb-a** in front of my parents? You've never said anything about me sucking at hockey before. I've been telling them I'm pretty good and now I look stupid!"

I apologized and blamed it on my nervousness and the wine, but he's still really upset with me. He hasn't played hockey since and although we're still together, he seems kind of distant with me. Should I be forgiven for making fun of him in front of his parents, or is it really a big deal?

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