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Let's put it this way. My parents didn't know I had a boyfriend in high school until another parent came up to my mom at a football game and said, "It's a shame Alex and Peter broke up, isn't it?" They had no idea.
My parents know about my relationship with my current boyfriend but not about what happens in it. It's really none of their business. My mom has tried to pry and I don't give her an inch. She's like, "So, you and Jason have been together for a while...is it serious?" And I always say, "Well, I suppose since it has lasted this long..."
And then she'll be like, "Have you talked about the future?"
And I respond with, "It's kind of a one day at a time thing."
But in reality we've basically planned out our entire life.
So no. I don't tell them about my relationship. My dad and I have a don't ask don't tell kind of relationship (even though my boyfriend and I don't do anything bad) and my mom never really played a nurturing mother kind of role in my childhood so we never had that bond. She never was a person I felt I could go to with problems and not be judged so I don't go to her with them now as an adult.
That's not to say I'm not close with my parents. We just don't discuss relationships. We all know that we'd all get equally uncomfortable if we sat in a circle and let the feelings come out haha.1