DEAR DEIDRE: My parents treat me like a little kid – but I’m a 24-year-old man!
I’m a postgraduate student and still live at home because I can’t afford to move out.
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But my mum and dad think that gives them the right to talk down to me and question every decision I make.
It’s like they think I’m still 13.
They even disapprove of me going out with my friends, and if I do manage to go out, I’ll get a call saying “It’s time to come home now.” It’s so humiliating.
I’ve tried talking to them about this but they won’t listen.
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My self-confidence is at an all-time low and I’m sick of being babied.
What can I do?
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DEIDRE SAYS: This isn’t a healthy relationship. Perhaps your parents think ‘Our rules, our house,’ but treating you like a child is not appropriate.
Talk to them again. My support pack, Standing up for yourself, should help. You need to draw boundaries.
If that’s not productive, then you need to think about moving out. Contact your Student Union welfare office and Shelter (www.shelter.org).
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