So, I've be dateing this guy for 1 year yesterday, and I feel as if my dad is trying to keep me from seeing him. He is always nice upfront to my b/f but then tells me and my mom he doesnt want him around, doesnt want me hanging out with him, and all this other stuff. Im just miserable because my b/f is a nice guy and treats me to well.
I think it might have something to do with the fact that Im the oldest daughter of 3..but I dont know. Any ideas what could be going on.
Thanks so much for hearing my vent. Im new to this site..but I think I can learn some things.
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Perhaps you could invite your boyfriend to hang out with the family once in a while? Maybe come over for dinner, go to a movie with you and your parents, hang out and watch TV some night? I know it's not the most fun thing to do as a couple, but if your parents get to know him, they might feel more comfortable letting you spend time with him and things will be less awkward. (Or, if they really don't like him, you'll get to see that pretty quickly.)
My younger brother and his girlfriend made dinner for both sets of parents one night. They had fun cooking together, and they got to show their families that they worked well as a team and get to know each other.
Sometimes parents can have trouble watching their oldest child start dating -- it's all new to them, too!
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