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standing up to parents... - January 25th 2009, 04:50 PM

My parents and I have always had a great relationship. They know just about everything that goes on in my life, because i willingly tell them. Last summer i fell for a girl, and told them that I was bisexual, so they forbid me from seeing her.

It's been almost 6 months now, and I'm 18. Last night i asked them if I could hang out with this girl because now we are just friends and we actually miss being friends. They said no. They didn't elaborate on why, but tonight we're going to have a talk.

I'm scared, and worried because i never get my way with my parents. I just don't have the guts to stand up to them most of the time. It's unfair that they should limit who I hang out with. I wish I could get my point across to them some how.

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Re: standing up to parents... - January 25th 2009, 07:24 PM

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Welcome to TeenHelp!

It sounds like a difficult situation, but I think that having a talk with your parents is a good idea. They may have strong opinions about who you should hang out with, but you need to explain to them that although you respect their opinion, you are eighteen now and are fully capable of choosing your friends and making responsible choices.

They may be your parents and they do want the best for you, but it's time to start making your own decisions too. They can't control you forever. You need to be comfortable with who you are and that includes choosing who you want to spend your time with.

I hope your talk goes well for you.
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