Im 24, and I live with my parents.( I have a job/car and contribute to bills and groceries. ) my parents insist I tell them where I am going and they want to meet all the people I spend time with. If its someone i just met, I don't really want my parents to meet them because I don't really know if I like the person. I don't want to be in a situation in which I have to defend person i don't know from my parents snide comments? I let them meet last person I made friends with and my dad made a comment "you like them a little old, don't you?" and he is only 4 years older and it wasn't a date. I just want to get to know someone, and if I like them, then subject them to my parents scrutiny. But my parents are saying I'm being secretive now and wondering if I'm sleeping around? I'm not.
Am I wrong for having stopped disclosing my whereabouts and letting them meet my friends and dates?
Most Helpful Guy
I think you are absolutely right. It is none of their business. They might have wanted to keep you safe but they crossed the line. Now they should know nothing. They have no special right to that information. Maybe it's time to move out?1
Most Helpful Girl
Well yes, they are still your parents and its their house and rules. If you can't tolerate that anymore, then you will have to move out. Overall if you become official with that person, I believe that you should introduce your dates to your parents. Even if they don't like the person, it is still your choice to continue dating them our not. You all need to stand up or yourself and remind them that even though they are your parents, you are still a young adult who needs to grow up and have her own space. You need balance, but don't retaliate back either.1
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