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My parents don't believe in boy-girl friendships but I need my guy friends in my life!

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Question - (18 April 2017) 3 Answers - (Newest, 20 April 2017)
A female United Kingdom age 18-21, anonymous writes:

hey guys, i'm 19 years old, college is not far away from my parents' house, so i still live with them. actually they are strict, and they don't believe in a girl-boy friendship.. for them, a girl should only have girl friends.

However, I have three male friends my parents dont know about. In fact they know nothing about my friends, cause we dont talk about that at all. Its impossible for them to accept my male friends. I love my parents but they dont accept some stuff that seem totally normal to me.

they knew once (i was 18 i guess) i was texting this friend from school, and they took away my phone for a while. now im best friends with this boy!

I dont have a boyfriend and i dont need one; but i really need my boy friends..

I dont know what to do, what do you guys think? is it okay if they dont know about all this? am i being a bad daughter?

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A female reader, aunt honesty Ireland + , writes (20 April 2017):

aunt honesty agony auntYou are a great daughter. You are also an adult and can make your own decisions in life. If you feel they will disagree with you having male friends then you don't need to tell them. You are not doing anything wrong.

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A reader, anonymous, writes (18 April 2017):

I agree they don't need to know. They may be your parents but deciding who you can be friends with is not their right it's YOURS.

You are obviously a great daughter because you respect them enough to even consider stopping. You are loving and protecting them by not telling them.


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A female reader, chigirl Norway + , writes (18 April 2017):

chigirl agony auntIts okay that they dont know about this. You are adult now. You should choose your own friends. But just as well to not cause unnecessary drama with parents. They dont need to know.

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