The thing is, though, her boyfriend is truly lovely, and he cares so much about her feelings and her needs. The comments her family makes about her boyfriend couldn’t be further from the truth, and the only reason they despise him so much is because of his disability.
“My parents also think I am going to be locked in as his caregiver despite me telling them how my BF is very independent and hires his own caregivers,” she said.
“They think as soon as I move in/advance the relationship, he will force me to be his caregiver. I don’t know how or why they keep saying all these disparaging things without having met him and admitting that they have never interacted this closely with anyone with a disability before. I tried sharing videos like Cole and Charisma, etc., to show them life is still fairly normal. They came back with snide comments about how Cole & Charisma are YouTubers who are looking for attention, and their lives seem boring.”
Right now, she lives at home with her family, and she has since she graduated from college. She and her boyfriend both make really good money at their jobs, and so she feels it’s time to fly the nest.
Her family is vehemently opposed to her leaving home, and while she loves her mom and dad, she just can’t deal with all of their negativity about her boyfriend. It’s anxiety-inducing for her to constantly hear the same terrible things from them, and she’s sick of it.
“I am tired of hearing them say I can do better and need to find a new boyfriend,” she continued.
“My parents said my “running off” and continuing the relationship with my BF is hugely disrespectful to them and for everything they did to raise me. They say I am being ungrateful and foolish for not listening to their advice (given they have more life experience) and bring up a slew of my past history of how “great” things were when I listened to them (e.g., went into the career field they suggested, did the hobbies they suggested).”
She’s left wondering what you would do if you were in her situation.
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