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I Wish My Parents Were Less Overprotective

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    I don't even bother to ask them to go out

    or anything. They will just say no or want to check up every 5 seconds. Not worth it. This is one of the reasons I spend every weekend alone..
    Girlinthefloweredskirt Girlinthefloweredskirt 16-17, F 2 Responses 1 day ago

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    I Need My Freedom

    I hate being home from college and having to tell my parents of my every move. I am 19 and away most of the year, except for a few weeks and weekends here and there! It is especially tough when going out with guys. Sometimes people just like to drive around with no plans. It...
    dancer2011 dancer2011 18-21, F 7 Responses Aug 8, 2008

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    They Say Its Out of Love

    But really, I think my parent's do it to annoy me half the time...But there are some situations where I think I'm on the same level as them. These past few months, I've been getting in trouble and it keeps gettting worse and worse, so they keep me from going out and getting into...
    stripesANDsunshine stripesANDsunshine 18-21, F 3 Responses Mar 5, 2009

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    jujenkins jujenkins 26-30 Jan 7, 2011

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    My Fears

    sometimes i think that my mothers overprotectiveness made me fear alot of things in life made me inhibited and less adventurous. I used to be afraid of doing things or talking to certain people because i thought it would bring harm. I feel better now with time
    Donalh Donalh 22-25, M 1 Response Jul 11, 2008

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    I have a boyfriend but

    because he was in the hospital with me they think he's a bad choice. I understand they want what's best for me but he is he respects me, loves me for me and doesn't judge. He was there in my darkest time so he deserves to be there for my best. I wish they could understand.
    LostInInsanity LostInInsanity 13-15, F Feb 23

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    Overprotection Second Name of Love

    My parents are very overprotective about me. Specially papa (dad). Mummy is a bit cool. I have an elder sister 4 year older than me. When we were kids she was give more freedom than me. They never give any kind of work to me like bring something form market etc. I think they love...
    Somexyz Somexyz 22-25 4 Responses Sep 14, 2008

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    Anyone Else Notice....

    How most of the children who are overprotected are girls? I'm not saying everyone, but still... When my brother, who is one year younger than me and I grew up there were worlds between us. He had little is any chores, left the house looking whatever he felt like, had no rules...
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses May 8, 2010

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    Overprotected

    There are worse problems to have and I realize it's because they love me but I feel like I don't get to experience things because they are so overprotective. I'm an only child also, so there is no one else to worry about but me. Sometimes I feel like I'm being suffocated because...
    prettypaperlanterns prettypaperlanterns 18-21, F 6 Responses Sep 28, 2007

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    My sister just had a baby.

    My parents are always talking about her and the baby and visiting them and not paying any attention to me. Ok whatever i don't mind. As far as they dont feel like making it up to me by not letting me out or making me go to family lunches with them so we still have contact lol
    NisLost NisLost 16-17, F Dec 8, 2013

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    My Parents Don't Understand... :

    My parents are super over-protective. They don't let me go anywhere with my friends(Not like i can keep any because I can never get out), They get mad when i try to at least step out side to get some pigments in my skin! I bet my vitamin D level is way beyond low. Yesterday when...
    theshero93 theshero93 16-17 5 Responses Aug 17, 2010

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    Why Do They Allways Have to Be Overprotective ?

    My parents allways want me to come home early . The allways want to know where im going and what am i gonna do and who am i gonna go with  !!! Which drives me crazy . people at my age go out and stay till 1am or 2 am and i get to come home around 11 !!! I know they are...
    Mohammed89 Mohammed89 18-21 5 Responses Aug 5, 2008

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    Wish My Parents Would Let Me Live My Life, My Own Way

    I am 26 in July and my mother is still up me about being a smoker. Admittedly, she has backed a teensy bit since I have been married but she still gets on my nerves that I just wanna tell her to **** off but I know that she means well :/
    mrssutton mrssutton 26-30, F Apr 21, 2011

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    It Embarrasses Me....

    I am 25 and I swear my dad in particular still thinks I am 10. It really annoys me as although I think the world of him, he babies me far too much. Sometimes it gets to the point where I have to remind him of my age as I have come to think that he genuinely doesn't know or...
    Jenni855 Jenni855 26-30, F 3 Responses May 28, 2011

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    Help!! Is My Mother Overprotective Or Me Being Too Sensitive??

    I am 19 years old girl and study overseas. my family is really simple family with a dad, mom and my little sister. my dad and little sister are really supportive when I told them I want to study overseas. However, My mom does not like the idea. after going through some problems...
    darkbutterfly00 darkbutterfly00 18-21 1 Response Feb 27, 2011

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    My Life Was a Prison

    Maybe my title is a little over dramatic but it sure felt like a prison. I wasn't allowed to spend the night with a friend ever when i was a kid. My first sleep over was when I was out of the house at 18. I actually got married at 18 to get out of the house. I wasn't allowed to...
    nurse2nice nurse2nice 31-35, F 6 Responses Jun 23, 2008

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    Human Lie Detector

        My father is a war veteran, but his specialty was army intelligence. When prisoners of war were taken in for interrogation, he was the man behind the glass. Taking notes on the prisoners’ story, body language, and breathing pattern. Those skills, added to...
    ArabellaBlythe ArabellaBlythe 18-21, F 35 Responses Feb 24, 2009

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    I Can't Even Cross The Streets

    I'm the favorite of my mother. I admire her for showing her true affection to me by being overprotectiveness. But sometimes my mother just don't get it. If she always want me to be safe and secure, how can I grow up in the real world where in dangers, threats and problems are...
    Dumstey Dumstey 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 26, 2010

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    I Am Not That Damn Naive To The World.

    My mom is a very over protective one. My father also. I had to live with my mother throughout my high school years because of their divorce. Almost every single day was spent with her telling me what I should do, Where I should go, Who i should be with, and why I am so much like...
    Smurfii789 Smurfii789 18-21 Mar 16, 2012

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    I'm 20 year old for crying out loud !

    They always calling to check on me and even I'm with my class mate at Walmart picking up supplies for our project my mom call like twice in a row they don't know when to give me space it's make me feel unclimbable around them. They always set a time I need to be home and they...
    winxcat93 winxcat93 18-21, F 1 Response Jan 18

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    Going Out???

    My mom didn't let me get my driver's license until two weeks before I graduated from high school. She let me use an old truck to drive there for those two weeks. I just started college, and somehow I managed to convince my mother to let me live on campus. However, she didn't...
    RopinTexan RopinTexan 22-25, M 28 Responses Oct 11, 2007

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    Annoying

    i love my mother to death and back but she can really **** me off sometimes... i had a relationship, long distance, different time zones, etc... and my mom starts freaking out... i met her 2 years ago jsyk and it was great... until i brought her home... my mom went postal; "who...
    AKtwitch AKtwitch 18-21, M Mar 15, 2010

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    Love Em Before You Lose Em.

    For those that hate how protective their parents are:Be glad that your parents are protective at all. Parents that are overprotective are parents that LOVE their children.Many parents wouldn't spare a dollar to protect their kids.Many parents just don't love their kids at all.As...
    theanimallaminaeht theanimallaminaeht 18-21, M 6 Responses Feb 2, 2010

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    Even At 38 Years Old!!!

    yes thats right !! they don,t back off in fact the older I get the worse they get!!!! or at least it feels that way! I have a close relationship with my parents particularly my mother but if she knows a little 2 much about me its "nag" this and "nag that.  ...
    blondiesindy blondiesindy 36-40, F 5 Responses Jun 15, 2008

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    I Really Wish My Parents Were Less Strict

    I am twenty five years old and I still live at home and my parents are still treating me like I am like a teenager. I work and do as much as I can to help them and I understand since I am still living at home I should respect there rules but sometimes it gets to the point its...
    kittie26 kittie26 22-25, F 1 Response Oct 21, 2010

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    Overwhelming

    I don’t even want to say what I’m made to do or old not to. Just, I wish they’d let me make my own decisions with certain things. Forever I’m being told what to do and suddenly, when I really have no cooking clue what to do; they don’t have...
    Floydess Floydess 18-21, F 6 Responses Mar 15, 2010

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    My Mom, At Least.

    My dad lets me do whatever I want. When it comes to boys he asks me tons of questions, otherwise he could careless. But my mom, ugh. I can't go anywhere without having my niece along, or having a friend along. Just for the fact that she thinks I'm going to run off and go sleep...
    AloneWithTheSunrise AloneWithTheSunrise 18-21, F 7 Responses Sep 21, 2011

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    I Feel Like I'm Missing Out

    i live with my single mom and grandmother. They are very protective of me to the point of at 18 yrs old not letting me stay at school after class because they think i am doing something "bad". I feel very mature for my age and i understand that they do it because they really care...
    labellajen1991 labellajen1991 18-21 1 Response Jun 6, 2010

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    Parents

    I'm 27, with a much older brother,I live with my fiance and his parents, and my parents are still really protective. It doesn't help that they don't approve of my fiance, or of my engagement. They think we shouldn't marry soon because we both aren't done with school with good...
    closer closer 26-30, F 6 Responses Aug 8, 2009

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    To Overproteective

    I kno my parents mean well but i wish they were less overprotetive.Im 18 and i kno how to dfend myself now.Yes i will admit that my past was horrible and i see why my parents are the way they are.But honestly i want to live my life,ya i spent the night with a guy but nthn...
    demonicsangel2011 demonicsangel2011 18-21, F 2 Responses Oct 14, 2011

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    What has been Done Cannot Be Undone

    I wish they were so I could learn by my own mistakes earlier than when I did but I do not blame them.  They had their reasons and after all I did not turn out to be a good for nothing.
    jc2009 jc2009 41-45, M 1 Response Dec 17, 2010

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    Why's My Mother Over Reacting?!

    I'm so sick of this! I'm about to go to college and the more she does this, the more I won't want to come back at all. I'm dating this guy who she deems as unfit for me but she doesn't know anything about him and I don't like her boyfriend either, should I tell he he's unfit for...
    Jorjerem Jorjerem 18-21, F 1 Response May 31, 2011

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    I'm Seventeen And Not Allowed Across The Street Without Permission.

    Seriously.. this is ridiculous to me. Sure, it's dangerous out there... but I'm going to be on my own someday.. and I'm going to have to be a big girl and be out on my own... My parents don't treat me like the independent 17 year old that I am.. I shouldn't need to have my little...
    sasukesnumber1fan sasukesnumber1fan 18-21, F 6 Responses Jan 31, 2010

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    16 Aint So Sweet

    Ever since i can remember , all my guardians have been overprotective. when i was 4 i moved to my aunts cause of family issues. lived with her for 11 years and i had NO freedom. when i was 15 i started rebelling. i had always been the good quiet girl but i just couldn't take it...
    cocoblush93 cocoblush93 16-17, F 2 Responses Sep 30, 2009

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    I'm Afraid to Pick Up the Phone

    All last weekend, I've been not answering the phone whenever my mom calls because I just really didn't feel like talking to her. Now I think I should probably pick up every once in a while just in case she has something important to say. But I'm kind of afraid to. I'm afraid...
    RopinTexan RopinTexan 22-25, M 5 Responses Jan 22, 2008

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    My Home Keys Are Collected

    Sorry for my english, I'm from Argentina and don't speak a fluent english. I'm 24 years old guy and my parents steal my home keys for me not to go outside without them for NOTHING. It all started a year ago when my dad decided that I was going to night parties too much and...
    jkshrs jkshrs 22-25 Apr 3, 2012

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