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I have been in a relation[ship] for more than 3 yrs now but my mom and my family is not accepting it they tell me to stop it or they will disown me. But we both love each other and separation may cause terrible consequences. We want to live together. I read in class 10 and my boyfriend in university, how do I make them understand that we love each other a lot and that he is not a bad guy? (From Bangladesh)

Family Issues

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Thank you for reaching out to us here at PsychCentral. I think it is time for the two of you to sit down with your parents. If you are together for three years then the relationship is important — and serious. I believe the two of you need to discuss how you want to have the conversation, then honor your parents concerns by having both of you face them — and the problem.

If the two of you look forward to confronting life’s challenges together, then let it begin with this discussion.

Wishing you patience and peace,
Dr. Dan
Proof Positive Blog @ PsychCentral

Family Issues

Daniel J. Tomasulo, PhD, TEP, MFA, MAPP

Dan Tomasulo Ph.D., TEP, MFA, MAPP teaches Positive Psychology in the graduate program of Counseling and Clinical Psychology at Columbia University, Teachers College and works with Martin Seligman, the Father of Positive Psychology in the Masters of Applied Positive Psychology (MAPP) program at the University of Pennsylvania. He is Director of the New York Certification in Positive Psychology for the Open Center in New York City and on faculty at New Jersey City University. Sharecare has honored him as one of the top 10 online influencers on the topic of depression. For more information go to: He also writes for Psych Central's Ask the Therapist column and the Proof Positive blog.

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Tomasulo, D. (2018). Family Issues. Psych Central. Retrieved on May 23, 2019, from
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