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I Wish My Parents Were Less Overprotective

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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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    My Parents...

    My parents r way overprotective and we have the stupidest rules. I turned 13 a few months ago and i thought they wouldnt be as bad but they still are. I'm the oldest so I think that got something 2 do with it. It doesn't help that i'm not 5ft tall and only an inch taller then...
    TylerC TylerC 13-15 Nov 27, 2010

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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 13-15, F 1 Response Apr 30

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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

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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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    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 16-17, F 1 Response Apr 30

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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'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

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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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    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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    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 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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    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 16-17, F May 2

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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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    My mom at least. She is

    so protective of me. If she had her way I would still be riding in a rear facing car seat
    pardax pardax 13-15, M Jun 8

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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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    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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    They were when I was younger.

    Finally they had to accept that I'm an adult 10 years ago!
    LeahNl LeahNl 31-35, F 3 days ago

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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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    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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    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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    I understand that parents have to protect their

    children and that it comes from love. But I don't get that from my parents. I'm fact, my relationship with my mother is practically nonexistent. I try to contemplate these kinds of things a lot because I always wanted a parent that would listen to me and that I could truly talk...
    fairytalesandspiderwebs fairytalesandspiderwebs 18-21, F Jun 18

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    jujenkins jujenkins 26-30 Jan 7, 2011

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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

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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. :)
    RjMommy245 RjMommy245 22-25, F Jun 19

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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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    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

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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

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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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    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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    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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    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...
    enza105 enza105 18-21, F 1 Response Jun 19

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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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    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

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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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    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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