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My Girlfriends Parents Don’t Like Me and Are Trying to End Our Relationship

To put it plain my girlfriends parents don’t like nor approve of me. At the moment, we can’t even talk or see each other because she can’t leave the home or use here cell phone. where both still young I’m (19) she’s (17) she’s still in school but I’ve graduated. Her mother doesn’t like that I’m 2 years older and where not the same denomination of Christianity witch I’ve explained that shouldn’t matter but she won’t see past it. I’ve talk to her mother and told her we’ll stay friends till she graduated–but that didn’t happen so now she won’t let me see her I don’t know what to do. I’m willing to talk to them but they won’t have it or give me a chance and know they just call me a creep. We honestly love each other and want to get married when where both done with school but her parents are getting in the way. What do I do? (From the USA)

My Girlfriends Parents Don’t Like Me and Are Trying to End Our Relationship

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  You’ve done all that you can and now it is time to support your girlfriend in her talking to her parents and explaining to them what it is that she needs. This is hers to deal with and you can support her — but she has to be the one to let her parents know what she wants in her life and then negotiate with them about it.

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

My Girlfriends Parents Don’t Like Me and Are Trying to End Our Relationship

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: http://www.dare2behappy.com/. He also writes for Psych Central's Ask the Therapist column and the Proof Positive blog.

APA Reference
Tomasulo, D. (2018). My Girlfriends Parents Don’t Like Me and Are Trying to End Our Relationship. Psych Central. Retrieved on October 21, 2018, from https://psychcentral.com/ask-the-therapist/2018/01/09/my-girlfriends-parents-dont-like-me-and-are-trying-to-end-our-relationship/

 

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