Like it or not, when you date someone, it's a package deal. Along with your hottie comes mommy, daddy, uncles, aunts, cousins ... it's a veritable super-size family combo. But if you're pursuing a relationship with any degree of seriousness, meeting the rest of the clan is bound to happen. One of the important steps in moving toward a more committed relationship is the integration of your lives, and yes ... that includes friends AND family.

Sometimes, however, that first familial meet-and-greet may not go exactly as hoped. Check out some of these awkward/horrifying/embarrassing meet-the-parents stories from real readers. If you can beat these horrific tales, let us know in the comments.
Kimberly Dawn Neumann is the author of the new book "The Real Reasons Men Commit: Why He Will -- Or Won't -- Love, Honor and Marry You."