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    How would I deal with overprotective muslim parents

    I am 24 and wanted to go travelling by myself however they basically said No.

    I wanted to go Shisha and they said No.

    If I am late out at night they are texting me and calling me to find out where I am.

    How would I stop them from behaving this way?
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    You cannot change their values/beliefs....so either compromise, or perhaps move out.

    Are they conservative?
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    (Original post by Anonymous)
    How would I deal with overprotective muslim parents

    I am 24 and wanted to go travelling by myself however they basically said No.

    I wanted to go Shisha and they said No.

    If I am late out at night they are texting me and calling me to find out where I am.

    How would I stop them from behaving this way?
    Moving out? Duh.
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    How quickly can you move out?
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    Well, you could turn your phone off.

    "oops, it ran out of battery"
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    Have you ever sat down with them and confronted them about this, if not that's probably a good place to start. At 24 though you should look at moving out if you think you have no hope of convincing them to give you some space.
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    I can understand your situation. Ignore the ignorant comments from some people on here, they haven't a clue! With moving out. Are there any friends who can help you move your stuff? Do you work. If you are allowed to work then save and move out. Don't tell them. Move your stuff bit by bit.If they do get violent or literally stop you from moving out. Phone the police. Sitting down and talking to them I doubt will work. My family are like this also. If you feel talking would help then do that.
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    (Original post by Anonymous)
    How would I deal with overprotective muslim parents

    I am 24 and wanted to go travelling by myself however they basically said No.

    I wanted to go Shisha and they said No.

    If I am late out at night they are texting me and calling me to find out where I am.

    How would I stop them from behaving this way?
    You're posting on here so let me be blunt. You're not man enough. If your parents respected you they would let you do these things. There's nothing forbidden about going travelling, it's good.

    Likely you behave like a child and haven't earned their respect. Yes, it has to be earned. Do you take initiative? Can you take charge of family matters when called upon? I come from a conservative family. When I was 18-24 like you I would occasionally stay out very late and went abroad. They were fine because they didn't have trust issues like yours. Ask yourself why. Asian/Muslim culture is different; you can't go living a solo life because family is deeply rooted in our every day lives.

    It could be something small. "Hey dad you want to re-tile the kitchen, why don't I ask around and see if I can get some quotes and I'll come with u." It might sound silly but in their eyes you're actually behaving like an adult and might gain some standing. We all know mummy boys, how do you think they got that way?
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    (Original post by silent ninja)
    You're posting on here so let me be blunt. You're not man enough. If your parents respected you they would let you do these things. There's nothing forbidden about going travelling, it's good.

    Likely you behave like a child and haven't earned their respect. Yes, it has to be earned. Do you take initiative? Can you take charge of family matters when called upon? I come from a conservative family. When I was 18-24 like you I would occasionally stay out very late and went abroad. They were fine because they didn't have trust issues like yours. Ask yourself why. Asian/Muslim culture is different; you can't go living a solo life because family is deeply rooted in our every day lives.
    Agree with the majority of this, but you definitely can live a solo life if you were to get a job in another city or something.

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    Maybe I was harsh earlier on, but moving out is probably the best solution to the problem. Whether it's feasible or not, depends on the individual family. The only other real alternative is to just deal with it.
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    (Original post by Mr.Econometrics)
    Agree with the majority of this, but you definitely can live a solo life if you were to get a job in another city or something.
    By solo i meant disappearing and ringing home once a week-- acceptable in general British culture -- but definitely not in asian families. Unless you want to be an outcast, you can't get rid of your family. OP doesn't sound like the type who can live independently. No offence. If he were that type he wouldn't be in this situation.

    I've seen lots of 'kids' with these issues and the truth is they behave like kids at home so their parents treat them like this. Get on a level with your parents and you'll see a different side, earn some respect. Until then the roles you had as a child remain and don't be surprised when they pick your bride for you lol

    White British parents give their kids more responsibility which can work out. Asian kids like overprotecting parents that do every single thing for them, including their laundry, then suddenly the kid descides "hey i want to live MY LIFE.' Act like a grown up then! You can't have your cake and eat it.
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    (Original post by silent ninja)
    By solo i meant disappearing and ringing home once a week-- acceptable in general British culture -- but definitely not in asian families. Unless you want to be an outcast, you can't get rid of your family. OP doesn't sound like the type who can live independently. No offence. If he were that type he wouldn't be in this situation.

    I've seen lots of 'kids' with these issues and the truth is they behave like kids at home so their parents treat them like this. Get on a level with your parents and you'll see a different side, earn some respect. Until then the roles you had as a child remain and don't be surprised when they pick your bride for you lol
    Yes, exactly my point. You either take charge of your future/life by being an adult (whether this is moving out or by showing them you can be independent), or allow your parents to make every single decision for you for the rest of your life.
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    (Original post by silent ninja)
    You're posting on here so let me be blunt. You're not man enough. If your parents respected you they would let you do these things. There's nothing forbidden about going travelling, it's good.

    Likely you behave like a child and haven't earned their respect. Yes, it has to be earned. Do you take initiative? Can you take charge of family matters when called upon? I come from a conservative family. When I was 18-24 like you I would occasionally stay out very late and went abroad. They were fine because they didn't have trust issues like yours. Ask yourself why. Asian/Muslim culture is different; you can't go living a solo life because family is deeply rooted in our every day lives.

    It could be something small. "Hey dad you want to re-tile the kitchen, why don't I ask around and see if I can get some quotes and I'll come with u." It might sound silly but in their eyes you're actually behaving like an adult and might gain some standing. We all know mummy boys, how do you think they got that way?
    a bit harsh, but have to agree with this....I'm not from an Asian household, but then it's how it is.
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    OP, my mother used to be very overprotective (still is in some ways) when I was in my teens. I eventually talked about it with her. I also had the support of my brothers so I wasn't alone in tackling the issue. Thankfully she was very understanding. I get it from her point of view. She didn't grow up in a society where life was a bowl of cherries and has seen / been through a lot herself. If I wanted to go abroad without her, even now, I know my mother wouldn't be 100% keen on the idea. However, I'm confident that I would still be able to discuss it with her and talk her round.

    I think you should talk to your parents. You don't even have to talk to them on your own, maybe ask a brother / sister / relative to back you up? Speak to them in a calm and dignified manner. Do not get wound up or let the conversation turn into an argument - that will never solve the issue. And, when you do speak to them, bear in mind that everything your parents do / say is out of love and concern for you; parents love their children more than their children love them, remember that.

    Anyway, good luck with it.
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    (Original post by Anonymous)
    How would I deal with overprotective muslim parents

    I am 24 and wanted to go travelling by myself however they basically said No.

    I wanted to go Shisha and they said No.

    If I am late out at night they are texting me and calling me to find out where I am.

    How would I stop them from behaving this way?
    I'm guessing you are either Bengali or Pakistani. If you are then expect overprotective behaviour. Overprotective behavior is common in Asian parents. They are probably afraid that you may be going outside mixing with people they don't want you mixing with. They also fear that by mixing with these people you will be up to no good and you could be putting yourself in dangerous situations. Agree with me or not, some Bengalis and Pakistanis tend to lack discipline. I mean look at some Asian people on our streets nowadays. Some are just lost case.
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    (Original post by silent ninja)
    By solo i meant disappearing and ringing home once a week-- acceptable in general British culture -- but definitely not in asian families. Unless you want to be an outcast, you can't get rid of your family. OP doesn't sound like the type who can live independently. No offence. If he were that type he wouldn't be in this situation.

    I've seen lots of 'kids' with these issues and the truth is they behave like kids at home so their parents treat them like this. Get on a level with your parents and you'll see a different side, earn some respect. Until then the roles you had as a child remain and don't be surprised when they pick your bride for you lol

    White British parents give their kids more responsibility which can work out. Asian kids like overprotecting parents that do every single thing for them, including their laundry, then suddenly the kid descides "hey i want to live MY LIFE.' Act like a grown up then! You can't have your cake and eat it.
    Sorry your wrong. I do all my own housework and cooking its actually taught from a young age in Asian families. Asian families do not want there children to grow up and do not allow them too. There is a lot of worry with females aswell. So they are suffocated even when they try to be independent. My parents every single job I tried to get they were negative. They don't want you to be 'corrupt' meaning taking a liking to a british lifestyle.
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    (Original post by Mr.Econometrics)
    What kind of 24 year old doesn't have the ability/opportunity to move out?
    Well for girls its a lot harder. Some asian families are violent and controlling. They try to batter your self esteem to try and stop you. Its all about not wanting you to mix with 'bad influences' as someone said in a previous post. And for girls its definitely so they don't drink n run off with boys n whatnot.
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    (Original post by Anonymous)
    How would I deal with overprotective muslim parents

    I am 24 and wanted to go travelling by myself however they basically said No.

    I wanted to go Shisha and they said No.

    If I am late out at night they are texting me and calling me to find out where I am.

    How would I stop them from behaving this way?
    You're 24 not 15 anymore.
    Wow some people...
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    (Original post by mangolegs)
    Well for girls its a lot harder. Some asian families are violent and controlling. They try to batter your self esteem to try and stop you. Its all about not wanting you to mix with 'bad influences' as someone said in a previous post. And for girls its definitely so they don't drink n run off with boys n whatnot.
    I put forward a solution to OP's problem, whether it always works or not is not my concern.
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    They're treating you like this because you're allowing them to. There's nothing at all disrespectful about turning round and saying 'hey, I'm an adult, thanks for your opinion but I'm capable of making my own choices in life.' Also moving out doesn't mean you have to disown your parents, you can still see them regularly and maintain a close relationship.
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    (Original post by ShyBrown)
    I'm sorry, are you Muslim?

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    At 24 you've had the ability to do what you like for 6 years.
    The law comes before religious bull****.
 
 
 
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