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.