Since I still live with my parents, I am not sure if I need to think about it...
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If you live in their house you have to follow their rules.
I know its not economically reasonable to expect a young person just starting their career to be able to afford their own place today in most cities but that is the rules.
The solution to the problem is in addressing the issue of why you can't move out.
You can still currently address this issue using several actions:
1: Find a husband or roommate to share said living expenses with.
2: Move to a location where the cost of living is not so prohibitve for the pay of the jobs.
3: Secure more or higher paying work.
Beyond those options like most of your generation your kind of screwed as a result of a century of inflationary spending, expensive regulations, forced exposure to comparability low skilled forign competition either via said trade deals or immigration driving down the market value of whatever you have to offer at this point in your life.0
Are they though? Or are they trying to control what goes on in their home? And do you pay them any money to live there? I had a controlling mom, but see I then moved out at 17. You can’t expect to live in anyone’s home rent free and not expect there to be rules. My daughter moved back in with me I don’t know how many times, and mostly wasn’t paying anything. And damn straight there were rules to her staying there. What she did outside of my home is her business. But what went on in mine was mine… If you don’t like the rules, then you have a choice to not live there🤷♀️414
Your question needs more details. In what way do they want to control your life? In terms of who you date, how you should organize your private life, what career you have, how you spend your free time and with whom, how you dress etc? If this is the case, I think the issue is that you haven’t imposed personal boundaries yet and haven’t made them understand that you are now the boss of your own life and capable of making your own decisions.
If they still insist then move out and start your life the way you want0
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It depends on what you mean "control your life." If you live with your parents and they don't want guys coming over/ sleeping over, then yea, they're perfectly in line enforcing that.
If you mean, they tell you what you can wear out, then that's probably crossing the line. As far as what you're doing with your life (work, school, etc.) they may have strong opinions on these things, but ultimately if they're good suggestions (and you're 26 still living with your parents) they may be worth listening to.10
Common, but not healthy.
If you can't assert yourself while living with them, you'll have to move out. It's the only way to get some distance and autonomy.
Really, you should speak to them in a way that lets them know, this is not optional. "I know I'm your daughter, but I'm a grown woman now. You did your job. It's up to me now." And then don't let them retort with whatever nonsense they want. Cut it off, leave, and change your behaviour around them. Avoid them if you have to.
But the better way is to face them, and make them understand it's time for them to change. You are no longer a little girl.10
It's normal but it's not okay.
Also, what do you necessarily mean by control? If you simply mean living with your parents, that's fine, in many parts of the world that's the norm. But if they are dictating your choices like what to wear and stuff that's not okay. I have parents who can get very controlling and I understand the frustration. Start with making small boundaries and work your way up. My mother would try to get me to wear what she wants me to wear, but I one day told her she can buy something for me but if I don't want to wear it then it will just sit in my wardrobe never being worn. She bothers me less since. If you want to do something just do it without telling them. My mother didn't let me change my nephew's diapers when he was a baby because she thought I won't do it properly, but one day he was with me when I realized I need to change his diapers and I just did it, and I did it properly too. THEN I let my mother know, see I did it, I can do it. Try it!10
Control your life how? I mean you still live w them at 26 years old so as they say their house their rules. My stepdaughter is the same age as you. We don’t try to control her life but we do have rules as far as coming in all hours of the night, helping out around the house as far as cooking, cleaning, etc. She’s expected to pay some bills which is maybe 2-300 a month while I pay about $1200 a month for all other expenses. We’re not having men over that’s for sure. Now if they’re trying to control what you wear, what you eat, etc, that’s different. But you still live w them, so maybe it’s time to move out. I did when I was 18, so did my brothers. Different standards beaten men and women.20
If you are financially dependent on them then you have less of a leg to stand on. Hate to say it but you gave up your freedom in exchange for financial support. Do you even have a job?
You should at least insist to pay rent. Even if it’s not that much money it does establish a change of principle.
But really you need a plan and path to make yourself 100% financially independent and to move out of the house. The self respect is worth it.10
I think living with them is the key, you are still under their "protection" so to speak and under the rules they set for their own house, once you move out its totally different. I lived at home until i was about 32 and used to have to do things the way they wanted, not allowed to have a shower at 6am etc13
If you live in their house then you have to abide by their rules and it is perfectly reasonable for them to expect you to do so.
If you do not want to have them control your life (abide by their rules) then you should move out. If your living situation doesn't bother you, then stay. As long as everyone is fine with the arrangement then everything else doesn't matter.20
Honestly, no, not in anyway. By the time you're 30, living with your parents is one thing. But letting your parents say whatever that's your business is not normal. I don't know your situation but once you're 30 or even past 27, you have to have your shit together and only have slight thoughts about your parents. They did their part in making you ready for the world, so now it's time to jump in and start swimmin'.10
No. Get a life and move out. Both for your and their sanity. The process might be gradual. Star doing things. And just remember that life is not 0/1. You can have good relation with your parents while not being the small child anymore (or the child they will never stop seeing in you).10
I don't know what your financial situation is whether you are working part-time, working full-time, going to school part-time/working full time or going to school full-time and working part-time. But for the sake argument I will assume you are working. If your parents are not asking you to pay rent. Use this time to save money and eventually move out and get your own place. Once you have your own place your parents will not interfere in your life as much. Don't consider living alone as daunting and lonely, you have to do what's best for you.10
Unfortunately yes, your parents get the say so in pretty much anything since you are still living underneath their roof. If you don't like this constant hovering, them you're only chance is to try to move out. You can try getting another job or see if you can look into roommating, otherwise if you can't you might have to deal with it until you can get back on your feet again.0
No not at all normal. You are an adult. I am 24 and still live with my parents and my dad was strict with me as a kid and late teens but I don't try to let him control my life at all and he doesn't, I just help with bills. You should speak up or start to save so you can move and have your independence.3
Depending on the culture, I do find that it can be normal if you are not married. However, if that type of culture does not relate to you then maybe that is something you need to figure out. Like, why do you allow your parents to control you? Can you move out? Are there certain things stopping you from moving out?9
No it’s not normal but you have to remember you are your parents baby girl no matter what , So their instinct is to protect you no matter what from doing dumb shit , Why it’s best to get on your own feet and move out and not depend on your parents to much , parents have have a lot of control over their child’s life especially if the child is depending on them to take care of them , so to break free from that you have to focus on getting on your own 2 feet0
That is not normal and you need to break that control. Your Parents already raised you and now it's time for you to operate in the world on your on because they won't get out of that pattern of control unless you leave especially since its their house and thier rules.0
If parents control your life then save money and get a section 8 place that helps you pay part of your rent and some landlords pay for bills, but this all depends on where you live not all places I'm sure have section 8 housing0
Your parents still control your life because you still live with them. No matter how old you are, if you are still living with your parents under their roof, they're going to treat you like a child because not much about the old family dynamic that they grew accustomed to over the years has changed. I'm not saying that it's right, but that's the way it is in most households. You need to talk to them about this and if that doesn't work, then your only other option is to live on your own.10
Sort of…. You have to make a personal decision / stance to feel and be independent. For me it was late 30s before I confronted my personal thoughts/feelings and reduced/eliminated the stress I had/felt.
Once you get to that place, it truly is a great place to be. Good luck with your journey.0
Everyone here who says their house their rules, what would happen if your bosses started trying to control your out of work activities, what if they say if I ever see one of my employees out at night drinking then they are fired, their company their rules after all. Unless she is doing something bad, they shouldn't try to control things like how late she goes out.
On the other hand you should try to get a job if you aren't.0
you look like that but your parents control you? Who are they, hulk hogan, Putin?
I lived at home a long time as well. Yea, you are screwed up and should work on yourself, but you should be quite a bit wealthier than most!!!10
Since this is a world wide web and I don't know from where you are writing my answer ma be vague. In some cultures I would imagine that women stay with their parents until they are married, but after marriage you and your spouse are "free to roam the continent" "Get into your own trouble and figure out how to get out of it on you own" Many parents bear resentments because their relationships did not work out the way they had expected. So they try to act as a project manager, living vicariously through her kids. Sometimes I think such actions cause high suicide rates. Americans have high expectations, we live in a world where we are taught that if we become educated and work hard and go the extra mile, success and security wait for us. I am sure that the individuals that lost their positions in 2009 never expected to to feel the bus tires rolling over them. So I am sure that your mom feels that she is acting in your best interest. Read the comments that others have sent in, They raise some good points that I have not covered. Realize that too much Estrogen in a confined space will become explosive as it reaches critical mass. It is nature. I hope you can work it out..