Over-protectiveness

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I live with a over-protective family... I was never able to socialise in my teenage years my parents at the time never allowed it. I am very mature and never got into trouble.

I would say it has partly destroyed my life. I am very shy, reserved, suffer from anxiety and I don't do too well in conversations. We weren't allowed to have friends over as kids and I don't have any friends. I'm now in my 20s

We were taught that the world is a dangerous place.

I told my nan that I was getting vaccinated and she hates the thought of me going alone to the clinic. I am almost in my mid 20s btw !!! She would rather let my lil bro come with me so I can take the vaccine. I've always wanted to strive for independency, the time I had that was when I went to uni... and still they hated that. They hated the thought of me going to Wales with 3 of my friends.

I appreciate that safeness is key and that my family cares.
But they were and still are very overprotective. Like I said I am very mature and I am very aware of how to spot danger.

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Roxy226
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Maybe try to talk with your family. Sit them down and explain that you're an adult, you're mature and you need to be independent. Tell them how you feel and see what they say.
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Are you desi by any chance?
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I think they mean well but clearly you have to ignore their advice here. If you can't stand up to them then you'll never get out and it'll just get worse. I'm not saying you have to be mean it anything, but clear, direct and uncompromising.
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