I'm dating a 24 y/o and my parents don't approve. They haven't even met him. I can honestly say that I have never lied to my parents about anything before. I have always done whatever they asked even if it was unfair. I feel so bad for going behind their backs, but I really like my boyfriend.. He makes me happy. I have been a puppetdoll for my parents for my teen years. I have done things for their happiness, and put my feelings aside as if it was nothing. I always told myself that when I turned 18.. my life will stop being theirs, and it'll become mine. I love my parents, but I have to love myself too, enough to do what makes me happy. I agree that adults should abide by their parents rules as long as they live in their parents household. I'll always respect my parents, clean up the hour, come home at curfew, whatever they want. But I think parents who try to interfere with their adult children's love lives... like telling them who not to date is a bit controlling. I know the age difference sounds bad, but he really is a special guy. Am I wrong?
- You're wrong. It's their rulesVote A
- You're not wrong. Adults make their own decisionsVote B
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My mom has not ever wanted me to date. At some point outright right rebellion with force is necessary. This is how respect is earned! Following your parents rules is required if you live in their house is mandatory. However, not having your own life like dating is not part of the rules category. Your parents can either support you dating him, or lose you because there is no middle ground!2