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It is also socially acceptable for young people to live at home until they are in a serious relationship or until they’re married.

Meeting the family is a big deal in most cultures, but even more so in Spain, and it can happen pretty soon into the relationship.

Three weeks into dating my boyfriend, I still remember when he timidly asked me if I would like to meet his sister and niece.

Learning about their political beliefs, family values and how they view your country is an eye-opener as well. What kind of a mother still buys underwear for their 30-year-old son anyway? What kind of a mother has to be involved in every single decision about absolutely everything? If you’ve spent your life getting excited about waking up to presents under the tree on Christmas morning, forget it.

Don’t be offended if his Monday or Tuesday night is always booked for family dinners and he has to meet up with you after.

Once you’ve got a few family gatherings under your belt and struggled to get your opinion across, one of two things will happen.

You’ll either give up and sit muted in the corner (but that won’t go down well with the MIL) or you’ll get louder.

And you will have to do it all over again on Christmas Day.