It doesn't seem to be getting any better here. After a divorce from dh #1 not only was I devistated my parents were deeply hurt too. I met DBF 2 & 1/2 yrs ago and we have been together for 2 yrs now *made him chase me a little while make sure he was serious. Before my parents and friends met DBF they thought he was a pretty good guy bought me flowers, treated the kids to stuff. Since they have got to know him my Mom has made no bones about it she don't like him and when he's not around doesn't seem bother her to remind me of this. Dad tolerates him but once again mom says he doesn't really like him but he would never tell me this. My friend well she just doesn't like him and recently when we all needed to go somewhere wanted to know if she could have a ride but wouldn't ride if DBF was going too. So I'm like wth ? For christmas he and I bought my parents a 50 inch plasma tv(his idea), he drives a truck so when he was working for this one company he would often bring food and saying send it out to the friends to share. He's very generous to them. I know he's a little loud but he's deaf in one ear. I'm just not getting it? He treats me well, would do or buy anything for me. The only thing I can think of is he a little more clingy than most men, but he's home a day and a half to 2 days a week it's all the time he gets with me for crying out loud. And he tries to help make the kids do their chores but lets face it he's not their dad and they don't like to do their chores so I can only imagine what they have told Mom and Dad. I'm heartbroken b/c it's so important to me that we all get along. Please keep in mind that Mom doesn't like anyone will find fault with everyone and her sister my aunt had a bf that was a truck driver and he turned out be not be such a good person so I'm sure this has help influence this. What do you do when your family doesn't REALLY accept them?