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Dealing with relatives

I'm seventeen years old and going away to ski for the first time with my
boyfriend of six months who I love. But I'm nervous because I don't think his cousin who is going with us likes me. When she's around him she always seems to leave me out like she's jealous that I'm there. It frustrates me because I hate being left out but I know that she is very important to my boyfriend.
So I'm so excited to go away but so nervous that his family wont like me??
Any ways to help me get along?

Anxious but nervous

Sophie's advice

I can imagine that you have feelings of excitement and dread all at the same time. Perhaps things won't go as badly as you fear. If you do feel like she is trying to shut you out, remember that she is important to your boyfriend and that you will only have to deal with this situation for a short time. It would be good of your boyfriend to notice this and to ensure this doesn't happen. You could also try to get some one on one time with her. See if she wants to go for a hot chocolate or something while your boyfriend continues skiing, to show her that you are interested in getting to know her as well. This is a time during which you can really test your maturity and not get caught up in someone else's issues, and try to make the most of it.

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