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I Wish My Parents Were Less Overprotective

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    I'm a fourteen year old girl with over

    protective parents,I'm not allowed to walk to school by myself or hang out with my friends.
    smiliefacewithnosmile smiliefacewithnosmile 13-15, F 2 Responses Jun 19, 2014

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    Parents Vs Love

    Well, it all started about a year ago, this boy came into my life. Let's call this boy M. M and I go to the same school however never encountered each other. Someone took my friends phone and texted me that her and M were together going out, this resulted in me going an texting M...
    idunno12345 idunno12345 22-25, F Sep 22, 2013

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    There should be more publicly boosted articles

    and news stories about how harmful overprotective parents are to a child's mental health. I have contemplated Scuicide many times, but fortunately I was too scared to do it. I feel like a prisoner. Phone calls to friends are whispered in hoarse voices in my room so parents don't...
    MilkyChuu MilkyChuu 18-21, F 3 Responses Apr 30, 2014

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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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    Parents love their kids

    so much and try to protect them from bad things. Thats good but if parents overprotect them it can lead to isolation. I wish I had the ability to make friends and keep them. That I could be positive and explore new things without judgment. Not to be afraid of stepping out of the...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Feb 26

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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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    Just had to tell my once to be prom date

    that my dad isn't letting me go his prom. His parents were pissed. And his sister made me feel like crap. Thanks dad.
    samantha0709 samantha0709 18-21, F May 2, 2014

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    My dad is way too protective.

    I remember back in middle school my friends would always invite me to places and I would always be the one that misses out because my parents didn't allow me. I know most teenagers always think there parents are strict but safe to say I've had more than enough experiences to say...
    samantha0709 samantha0709 18-21, F 1 Response Apr 30, 2014

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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 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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    I know many kids have it a lot worse

    than me, and my parents are otherwise very supportive and awesome, but darn it, sometimes it feels like they forgot I'm older than 10. I'm not allowed to watch Iron Man 3 anymore because the villain 'says some really horrible things'. Deadpool must be evil because he has 'dead...
    WinterSoldierBucky WinterSoldierBucky 16-17, F 2 Responses Oct 13, 2014

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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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    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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    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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    I really wish so! I cannot go out alone.

    I need time for myself maybe they dont trust me. I just stay home with them and our dog. Wherever they are going out, i still need to be with them. But they said to me go out of my room. I'd rather stay on my room than being with them. When they are leaving me at home, they...
    Kaaaaaaaamm Kaaaaaaaamm 22-25, F 1 Response May 24, 2014

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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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    They were when I was younger.

    Finally they had to accept that I'm an adult 10 years ago!
    LeahNl LeahNl 36-40, F Jul 24, 2014

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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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    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 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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    How to handle overprotective parents?

    they dont let me drive to 7eleven near my house or to church alone. cmon i dont and i wont going to club or selling drugs. they being so paranoid when i told them im going to meet my new friends. its sound so funny when they keep praying me to get a soulmate and nice career. how...
    alicelynn alicelynn 26-30, F Dec 2, 2014

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    The word 'overprotective' would be an

    understatement to describe my parents. They believe everything they see in tv like Mean Girls the movie would make me turn into a mean girl that wears skirts shorter than her top. My Halloween costumers were utter embarrassing and didn't even go trick or treating. I once asked...
    KINGSmark KINGSmark 16-17, F 2 Responses Apr 30, 2014

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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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    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 not the oldest, or the youngest,

    or the most restricted, but when traveling, I'm never allowed to be alone.
    LittleBlindMouse LittleBlindMouse 18-21, F Sep 18, 2014

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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 18-21, F Dec 8, 2013

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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 Apr 19, 2014

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    I'm losing friendships

    and relationships with only guys basically because my parents just don't let me go out with them. There always has to be a fight or catch. My mom won't even let me drive to go hang out. She claims it's better if she takes me myself because my dad would prefer that. I'm almost 19...
    Xo12345 Xo12345 18-21, F 6 Responses Jun 19, 2014

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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 16-17, F Feb 23, 2014

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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 22-25, F 35 Responses Feb 24, 2009

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    deleted deleted 26-30 Sep 27, 2014

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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 22-25, F 2 Responses Oct 14, 2011

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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 Jan 18, 2014

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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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    I'm 22 now so i guess it should be would have

    been for me. However, growing up my dad didn't let me use knives and they cut my food for me. Now as an adult on my own I have trouble with cutting chicken or steak. I will do it, but it takes forever so my bf helps me. I can peel stuff though. :)
    deleted deleted 26-30 Jun 19, 2014

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    Mangostrawberrybanana Mangostrawberrybanana 31-35, F Aug 5, 2014

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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 26-30, M 4 Responses Sep 14, 2008

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    My parents are completely insane

    when it comes to me dating someone and having feelings for another person. They make it seem like I'm incapable of loving someone, like I'm too young & stupid & naive. They don't take my emotions seriously & they're huge believers in "no one is good enough for my daughter". I...
    ncon08 ncon08 18-21, F 1 Response Apr 22, 2014

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    I love when I get a message on here,

    and I'm polite enough to say hi back but then get blocked by that persons mom. I thought that was really cute, I don't know how saying hi gets me blocked but it's cool to think a two letter word can offend a mom. Cute ;)
    Whathi Whathi 16-17, F 1 Response Feb 13

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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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