Overprotective parents dating

Back in the old days (and in some cases today) parents pick a suitable spouse for their children based on what they thought was best for their kids.

Both my parents met each other on their wedding day (but that’s a story for a different article).

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The closest I have ever come to that is meeting with a counselor for a short while in college. I am in a situation that is very important to me, and I really need help.

I am seeking help from a professional rather than just throwing my predicament out there for any “Joe Shmow” to answer.

Either you're too old and you should have been married yesterday or you're too young and you can’t even look at the opposite sex until you're ready to get married.

Marriage is literally the most important thing that will ever happen in life if you are Indian. Dating is one of those grey areas that I feel is probably the biggest conflict among immigrant parents and Western born children.

I suggested talking to her parents for her, but she is so afraid of them that she wont let me do a **** thing.

I'm thinking about just giving her time to re-think the situation and see if she actually does like me like she says she does.

They see all men as evil and they will not let her daughter hangout with them, unless they trust them first.

I've asked this girl to talk to her parents about seeing if they will give me a chance and she told me stuff like "There is no talking to them, they wont listen and they say the same things everytime." I understand the situation her parents are in and i dont blame them, they have every right to be how they are. We are both almost 17 years old, and we both want to be dating each other right now but we cant.

Communicating Your Frustrations Establishing Healthy Boundaries Reducing Parental Anxiety Community Q&A Many people feel their parents are overprotective.

If your parents check in on you constantly and bombard you with questions about your personal life, you should take some steps to communicate your needs to them productively.

If your date is older than you, this could definitely add some distress between you and your helicopter parents.

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