My Girlfriend’s Mother

Christmas with the potential in-laws just got hella awkward.

Jillian Spiridon
8 min readDec 19, 2021

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Photo by Eugene Zhyvchik on Unsplash

When Andrea first showed me a picture of her mother Teresa, there was something familiar about her face — but I couldn’t place her in the hundreds of people I met each year through my admissions work at the nearby university.

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