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To find DH kissing his family members on the lips strange?

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redshinyshoes Thu 06-Jan-11 18:50:12

Ok before I get flamed, I know it is not meant in a strange way and my DH finds the fact that I don't kiss my parents on the lips or hug them just as if not more strange...I am genuinly interested in the differences and what is considered 'normal'

classydiva Thu 06-Jan-11 18:50:54

Id think it strange too! Lip kissing is for partners.

PixieOnaLeaf Thu 06-Jan-11 18:51:39

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curlymama Thu 06-Jan-11 18:54:22

I think it's odd, but that's because my family don't do it.

redshinyshoes Thu 06-Jan-11 18:56:20

I'm just curious, DH and I come from such different families

wigglybeezer Thu 06-Jan-11 18:58:00

i do, even my in-laws.

wigglybeezer Thu 06-Jan-11 18:59:22

also one or two DH's of old friends (and I'm Scottish!)

mutznutz Thu 06-Jan-11 18:59:47

I only kiss my husband on the lips...anyone else gets a hug and a kiss on the cheek - each to their own really.

Mssoul Thu 06-Jan-11 19:03:09

My SIL in law does. It grosses me out and she always covers me in sticky gloss ugh. We do cheek kiss, brief hug and I'm scottish too grin but then, so is she

redshinyshoes Thu 06-Jan-11 19:03:12

wigglybeezer - are Scottish people traditionally less likely to kiss? Just asikng as my parents both have Scottish parents

redshinyshoes Thu 06-Jan-11 19:04:59

I do kiss my MIL on the lips because she and DH greet each other that way, I am always very concious of it though, it doesn't come naturally!

Mssoul Thu 06-Jan-11 19:05:25

On checking your profile wigglybeezer and you aren't my sis in law grin What amazing hair colour your dcs have - absolutely gorgeous.

maypole1 Thu 06-Jan-11 19:06:14

My o h says no as long as its not toungs wink

wigglybeezer Thu 06-Jan-11 19:06:58

Well, try to imagine gordon Brown kissing his parents... Actually my brother is a bit of a squelchy kisser, I have to grin and bear it (he is single, I wonder if i should tell him he needs pratice).

LoveMyGirls Thu 06-Jan-11 19:07:17

I only kiss dh on the lips

wigglybeezer Thu 06-Jan-11 19:08:15

Thanks Mssoul, Yes they are lovely, I kiss them on the lips too!

Mssoul Thu 06-Jan-11 19:08:50

Gordon Brown is not like any Scottish man I know (wonders if we can get tartan smileys for burns night?)

redshinyshoes Thu 06-Jan-11 19:09:42

I kiss my DC'S on the lips, I don't think my parents ever kissed me on the lips though

Mssoul Thu 06-Jan-11 19:10:05

Yeh, I kiss the kids on the lips and dp and sil. Noone else tho.

charliesmommy Thu 06-Jan-11 19:11:27

I find it unusual.. kissing on the lips is an intimate thing just for your partner IMO.

Husband has a mate who always zooms in for a kiss on the lips when we meet, and usually gets my ear as I swiftly turn my head.

wigglybeezer Thu 06-Jan-11 19:11:41

I'm thinking mostly of the older generation, not prone to chit chat or displays of emotion (unless watching football).

chocolatepuff Thu 06-Jan-11 19:12:38

yes i personally would find it odd and uncomfortable, but i know my mum and sister kiss on lips, sometimes i'll see my mum heading that way at me and i'll swing my head to the side!

CluckyKate Thu 06-Jan-11 19:13:42

I'm with you on this OP - Dh kisses his folks on the lips - but find it even more strange when FIL tries to kiss me on the lips <boak>

winnybella Thu 06-Jan-11 19:13:47

Eww. No way. Gross. Peck on the cheek, hug. Not on the lips.

TwinklePants Thu 06-Jan-11 19:13:50

My Dad has always kissed me on the lips in greeting/ saying bye. I don't really like it because he is a heavy smoker and a coffee drinker, but I know he would be offended if I objected. Everyone else gets a kiss on the cheek, or more usually just a "hello" (with PILS). DH doesn't hug or kiss his parents at all, and in fact he is not a very tactile person with me, although we do hug in bed and hold hands when we're out.

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