Well it’s really my dad. I had never dated in high school because 1.) They really would not allow because it was a taboo topic and 2.) I didn’t feel like it was the right time to open up that door. But now I am 18, and even though I don’t feel like 18 magically makes you an adult, I feel older and I definitely have more responsibilities. I was to go out with this awesome guy I’ve been friends with for years. He’s in my church and we managed to go to the same college. The thing is, I don’t even want to date him yet, I just want to hang out with him as friends. But my father won’t have it. He’s let me hang out with guys before, but since he knows I like this one, he won’t let me go. I really just want to go anyways because I feel as if this is my choice and that i am ready, but i could never disobey my parents. They’re great people. So i really don’t know what to do or if i even have a right to be very upset and sad. I like this guy a lot, but my parents are being unreasonable.
|October 5, 2016 at 17:53|
Well you need to be upfront about how you feel…tell your parents (if I were you, I’d talk to them both together) that you want to spend time with this guy, to hang out as friends. Mention that you’re getting older and hope they can trust you to be responsible, and tell them that you don’t want to disobey them…but you’re getting older and, quite frankly, deserve to have more responsibility for yourself 🙂
|October 5, 2016 at 18:22|
I agree with nino99. However, you did say He’s let me hang out with guys before, but since he knows I like this one, he won’t let me go. Does this mean that your dad doesn’t trust the guy? Because if so, red flag. Otherwise, I completely agree with Nino. Now that you’re 18, you should respectfully tell your parents that you would like to date now and that you deserve more independence. Just make sure the guy has your dad’s trust. 😀
|October 6, 2016 at 07:27|
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