Dear Dr. Love.I don’t usually do this, but I’m falling down in desperation and my friends can no longer help me. I am 21 and in college. I have been seeing a boy (long distance) for about a year and a half. I love him very much and he feels the same way about me. We often talk about marriage and children but there is one MAJOR problem.My parents dislike him immensely. He has been unfriendly in the past to them, and yet they have tried to include him in the family. They’ve invited him on ski trips with us, to family events, etc- and he turns down the invitations because he is uncomfortable around them. I don’t know what to do anymore.My parents have hit their limit and basically say they want nothing to do with him anymore, and if I choose to be with him it has to be separate from the family. My family HATES me for choosing to be with him. I am literally tearing them apart. He agreed to come for Thanksgiving, but my parents view that as like a cursory gesture where he doesn’t actually have an interest in fitting into the family.I dont feel comfortable walking away from this relationship because I’ve done it before and it never worked out. I feel too strongly about him to give up. how can i help him to make a bigger effort, and help my parents to be more open to him fitting in ‘gradually’ rather than all at once with a ski trip. I don’t know what to do.This has caused me to be suicidal over the past six months and I am grasping at straws. Please offer advice to help me. Thank you so much. Any words of wisdom are appreciated.