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Can I Bring My New Partner Home for the Holidays?

It’s the holiday season again. And aside from all the parties, reunions, and trips out of town, the holiday season is also the time you get to and just spend some downtime at home. Sometimes you might have guests like family over, sometimes it might just be your family. But if you’re one of those people that just recently got divorced and have a new partner, would it be a good idea to bring them home with you for the holidays?

What to Consider

Whether or not you can bring your partner home for the holidays depends entirely on your situation. Will it just be you and your partner? Will you also have some relatives there with you? If you have any children, are they going to be there with you? Is your ex going to be there too? Your holiday plans with your new partner will have to depend heavily on who you’ll be with. Because if the people who will be home with you during the holidays might not be very welcoming towards your partner, your partner might not really feel comfortable being around.

How to Go About It

There are a lot of ways to go about this little predicament you might find yourself in. The simplest way to go about it is to just ask. If your relatives and children already met your partner and have no problem with them, then it wouldn’t be a bad idea to have them over. But if you happen to be spending time home and your ex is going to be there too, bringing your partner home with you might not exactly be a good idea. Asking and checking with who might be with you when you’re at home for the holidays is really the best way to go about it. That way, you can make sure no one feels uncomfortable or unwelcome, and you won’t have your holiday ruined by any unnecessary drama that might come along if you didn’t ask.

The holiday season is a time for people to get together and just enjoy the company you’re with. Everyone deserves to enjoy the holidays. And as much as bringing your new partner home might make you happy, you also have to make sure that they’ll be happy to be home too. Because if the company you’ll be with might not be as welcoming as you are, then they might not enjoy it as much as you would. To avoid this, it’s best you clear things out and take some time to plan it out.

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Mr. Hutton is a Divorce and Custody Lawyer based out of Round Rock, TX. His background is with child psychology at Arizona State University where he received a B.S. in 2006, and he continued this by working with the Children’s Right’s Clinic at the University of Texas School of Law where he received his J.D. in 2009. Throughout his practice, he has been a strong proponent of utilizing modern technology to improve his practice and the representation of his clients. He currently is the technology chair of CAFA of Travis County and is committed to improving and modernizing the practice of law in Texas. If you have any questions you can contact him at

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