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Kidnapping happens all of the time. You never know, be happy with your dad because he obviously loves you.
So true. Taken may be just a movie but it's based on things that really do happen. I think this FML depends on your age. I can understand a parent not wanting two kids under 18 to go to France by themselves (especially as females). This isn't weird at all to me. It sucks that you can't go, but I think your dad is in the right if you're under 18. Sorry.
It really has to be explained? It is careless and foolish to let underage girls go to a place they don't know far from home and unsupervised (I'm not even talking about being kidnapped, there are a lot of other bad things that could happen as well). Also, comparing this to driving isn't accurate. The real comparison would be; would you let a young teen drive immediately without supervision and/or instruction?
To be fair, my parents wouldn't have let me go to France without adult supervision when I was under 18 either.
Not unless OP lived at home. My father is very strict. "My house my rules." I am 19, but if I still lived with him and he didn't want me to go to even a party. I couldn't have went. Not because he'd threaten to kick me out of the house. But because I have respect for my parents and listen to them (most of the time).
Hahaha. Oh yeah, they sure do. I used a party as an example, if my parents wouldn't let me go to a party at 19. They certainly could have stopped me from leaving the country. I said my parents were strict. They can stop you from doing anything. That's not exactly why I moved out. But living alone definitely has it's freedom.
I understand it might've felt that way, but legally speaking, they couldn't have stopped you from doing anything. You might've been kicked out of the house, or some other family conflict could've arisen, but that's just a consequence of doing something your overly strict parents wouldn't like. You weighed your pros and cons and decided to obey; it isn't that you *couldn't* do [thing], you just chose not to for whatever reason. Similar reasoning is why when I moved back into the house for a while around 19-20, I drew up a tenant agreement and paid rent + bills so my relationship with my parents would be clear: I was their roommate, not their child, and not beholden to any rules beyond those of law and common decency.
Hostels are fun though! I mean as long as you aren't tortured and murdered.
It's nice to know he cares, but he should know he's causing you to miss an amazing opportunity.
If she under 18 it's understandable. Try talking him into making a family trip all I can say. If over 18 then you don't have to listen to him if you have means just saying. Though that more of a vacationing spot anyways if going alone you might get bored. Lol granted that true for anywhere you go.