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By Anonymous / Thursday 31 March 2016 23:43 / United Kingdom
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Not many realize it but there's helicopter parenting and then there's Apache helicopter parenting. I feel sorry for you both.

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Too many negative votes, comment buried. Show the comment

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Or maybe, it's not a good idea to cut yourself off from the people that birthed/raised you. You can be respectful and get your point across.

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If the parents are controlling and overbearing, then it is a good idea to cut them off. Just because they birthed and raised you, doesn't make them good people. Cutting a parent off isn't disrespectful, sometimes it's necessary to remove an awful person from your life. Besides, respect is a 2 way street, and right now, the parents are being very disrespectful to their son and his gf by being so domineering.

This is beyond trust issues. I'd call this invasion of privacy. OP's boyfriend is no longer under the roof of his parents and yet they feel the need to dictate who he can be around and/or date.

If you're both 18+ (which I assume you are since you both live away from your parents) then they have no right to do this

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They probably have him tied by a rope. If he's that far away they could be paying for his education and are treating him as an investment rather than a son.

I knew someone in this type of situation, real controlling parents. He was 18+ and he had to ask permission from his mom for everything, and she'd change her mind last minute on whether he was "allowed," which often made my group of friends have to cancel plans. Then, if he did any little thing wrong, he was "grounded," and they'd just keep him locked in the house. I felt bad for him, as I do for your bf in this situation, that would be so hard to live with. Maybe have a ta

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Unfortunately, they can pretty much tell him what to do if he's still living with them, or they might kick him out.

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Since the parents are coming from miles away, I'm going to assume that the bf doesn't live with them. So they're really being ridiculous here. Even still, we need to just get rid of this idea, a parent holding their kid's security over their head so they do what they want, is manipulative and controlling. If an SO were to do this, it would be considered emotionally abusive, but with a parent, it's fine? Again, 18+ is an ADULT, it doesn't matter if they still live with their parents, their paren

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Exactly I got kicked out of home at 17 because of my partner my parents didn't like him and tried to make me choose between them or him. They have now come around and we now have a better relationship. They supported us in moving to another town and my mum is very involved in helping plan our wedding. It doesn't all end bad

This is so abusive! He doesn't live with them and they are controlling his movements. There must be someone you can call about this - a charity or something

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