The Storm Following The Introduction

My mother finally met my significant other after us dating on/off for 15 years. The meeting was slightly awkward, and naturally, everyone was nervous. My partner visited for two hours, but my mother spent the majority of the time upstairs alone.

Eager to hear my mother's thoughts, I approached her for feedback following the meeting. Initially, my mother said my partner “wasn't attractive,” and that “other potential South Asian suitors looked better." I was devastated by her comments, but she kept them brief.

Several days following t