I Wish My Parents Were Less Overprotective

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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
    5 Responses Jun 19, 2014

    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

    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

    My parents are ok, they are overprotective just

    in some cases, mostly like when it comes to illnesses, my mom can go with me to doctors (also only some, but to whatever doctor i go she asks me what they told me and reads on the internet if it's good) and the wrost thing is that I am not really mature in some questions and not...
    Memonster Memonster
    26-30
    1 Response Feb 24

    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
    18-21, F
    1 Response Feb 13, 2015

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    I understand that my parents want me to be safe

    and not do stupid things but sometimes there's a limit to it. Like, it's so annoying that my friends are allowed to go out to parties and stuff but my parents don't trust me enough so I would have to lie to them.. I wish I didn't have to do that!
    zrendi zrendi
    16-17, F
    1 Response Sep 28, 2015

    I just cant stand my parents any longer.

    I moved back home when i 26 and now at the age 31 still live at home and its horrible i dedperatly want a place of my own. My father is 75 and my mother 64. I hate living at home. My father is overprotective and even a bit paranoid. I feel as if i constantly have to make sure he...
    Bradley84 Bradley84
    31-35
    Oct 9, 2015

    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
    embracetheheat embracetheheat
    18-21, F
    Nov 25, 2015

    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

    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

    I feel suffocated. I need to breathe.

    Even at 25, my mother constantly calls once I'm not back before midnight. I live in a relatively safe country, international classmates have said their parents feel so safe letting them walk the streets here, but my mum hovers over me. Never made friends with my neighbours...
    lynessalyn lynessalyn
    22-25, F
    Nov 25, 2015
    Mangostrawberrybanana Mangostrawberrybanana
    31-35, F
    Aug 5, 2014

    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

    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
    18-21, F
    2 Responses Apr 19, 2014

    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

    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
    1 Response Jun 19, 2014

    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

    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, 2015

    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...
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    3 Responses May 28, 2011

    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
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    Sep 27, 2014

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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
    5 Responses Sep 21, 2011

    Because of news of kids being kidnapped,

    raped, murdered, etc., my parents are completely conditioned into thinking that the world is not completely safe and that they should never completely trust their children because they could be secretly plotting their (parents') deaths... I know that the world is not totally...
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    3 Responses Sep 26, 2015

    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
    4 Responses Apr 30, 2014

    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

    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

    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

    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

    My parents finally did it.

    A few days ago, Thursday, my parents finally took my bedroom door off it's hinges. They did it because I wanted to send my very close and very dear best friend, who is a female, a Valentines gift as a friend. I met her online on a social media app, and even dated her at one...
    funbrand funbrand
    13-15, M
    1 Response Feb 14

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