This is why people get nervous when they're about to meet their significant other's family. And in this particular example, it's easy to see why this case has landed in Couples Court.

Dear Morning Bull Pen:

I met my girlfriend's parents for the first time this past weekend. I bit my lip several times during dinner after her stepfather directed unnecessary and mean comments toward her. It ate me up inside.

I wanted to put him in his place, but didn't. Now, I feel guilty.

If this happens again should I say something and defend my woman or just stay quiet so she doesn't receive more verbal lashings and blowback?

 

Doesn't sound like our plaintiff is on the right track to a happily-ever-after relationship with his potential inlaws.

But does it sound like he has a case? What should Judge Michele do?