It is easy for parents to hate your best friend for silly reasons like her dressing sense, her body tattoo or simply because she looks ‘goofy’. Sometimes, people tend to judge others with the first look they get or after having one awkward situation with the other person. But, this does not mean that you ‘ditch’ your friend.
If your family does not like the idea of you hanging out with your friend only because they are not pleased with her mannerisms, here’s what you do:
Sit and talk
Have a conversation with your family. Patiently listen to what they find “wrong” with your friend. Don’t interrupt their list and wait until they finish. Do not be defensive and give explanation about how your parents can be wrong about each point they just elucidated. Rather, explain how your friend has made a difference in your life.
If you and your best friend have decided to get a tattoo done, ensure that it is solely your decision. Parents worry that such decisions are generally thrust upon their child by their best friend. Therefore, explain how much you love to tattoo your body and that your friend is just being supportive of you, like your parents are about it.
Show them her good side
It is all about giving a good impression. So, talk good things about your best friend. In an attempt to praise her, don’t give false information to your family. Tell them the good stuff she has done; be it charity or the medals she has won. No one can hate a person when the good deeds outweigh the bad.