My mum and dad still treat me like a child, even thouh I'm 18Watch
I feel like I'm being manipulated, blackmailed in a way, psycholoigcally by my mum, because she always attempts to guilt me into being dependent on her; like she'll always remind me of how she and my dad paid out for therapy for me, and my mum says she gets "hurt" when I choos to share things with others but not her. I think deep down, she's very guilty about sending me to a school where I got horrendously bullied, and my mum and dad didn't move me until it was way too late, not until myself, my cousin, and a counsellor managed to persusade them to do so. For the record, I don't think their bad parents, they've always had my best interests at heart, but sometimes what they percieve to be my "best interests" are different from mine. My mum is way too risk averse, and on top of that, for years I've had to keep what I want to do as a career a secret from them because I feel like I'd dissapoitn them if I didn't go to university; now they seem to accept I don't have to, but I always get subtle hints from them that they're dissapointed in me for not going so. Like i was selling my laptop, just because i needed money, and I get asked by my mum "so i take it you're not goin to university then?". It's just **** like that that drives me insane. My mum demands that she be able to follow me on social media, and doesn't get why I might have not allowed her to. I just feel like both my parents are very out of touch and seem to hesistant to let me make my own decisions (and mistakes). Recently, I got diagnosed with aspergers (autism), and my mum didn't want me to get diagnosed ,was constnatly putting me off it, and when I was diagnosed, she almost denied I had a disability outside of the house, like when it comes to jobs, she was like "oh, you're not disabled ,why are you saying you have a disability?" And despite me being eligible for university grants because of my condition, she didnt' sign me up for them.
TLDR: my parents, particuarly my mum, seem overly protective of me and won't let me live without constantly intruding on my life.