What will you do if your parents don't like one of your friends?
April 25, 2009 4:17am CST
Sometimes our parents choose people whom we need to socialize with and not. You introduce your friends to your parents then after the day of fun your parents told you not to mingle again with that "certain person" because of this and that. If that will be the case what will you do?
25 Apr 09
I used to have that problem. And I used to do what my parents said. What choice do you have? Your parents mean well, and they normally see more than you. That's where life experience comes in. Though know that I am old, I don't let it influence me anymore. I just don't say too much about other people. That way they don't feel the need to protect me. Just remember that your parents love you, they just don't want you to get hurt. By the way, have you seen it? I have my 9 back in my star!!Yesyesyes!! Take care, have a nice weekend.
26 Apr 09
Ohhh yes and I've seen it. And I'm really happy for you ^_^ Kampai!!! Anyway,I'm feeling sad because of my star. I still have my 9th level star though but the star rating is not the same. And that's making me feel sad. Hu..hu..hu.. When I got my star the rating is 92/100 then it became 91/100 and now it becomes 86/100 Well I guess it's my fault. I didn't log-in for about 1 week and I guess it's the one that affected it. Hmmmm I take back my word! LoL It's not my fault. It's internet connection's fault hehehe If only I can blame it ~.~
25 Apr 09
Usually my parents will approve any friends I introduce to them. My friends usually, are like me, some behaviour, same attitude and same hobby. However, there was once when I bring back home a friend that they didn't approved. They told me that they didn't like her and all. But they never said anything about not meeting her anymore, though I did sense that in their voice. Then I told them why I become her friend, it's because she's there for me when I need a friend the most. I told them her attitude maybe a bit annoying but she is my friend in need. In the end, they accept her and we still become friends to this day.
25 Apr 09
i don't really know and i'm not sure since i've never been put to a situation like that. i just hope that never happens to me. if it does, i'd probably explain to my parents that there's more that they should know about my friend. i'll tell them not to judge immediately because they have just met my friend and it's wrong to make judgments during the first meeting.
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25 Apr 09
Don't argue with your parents, but ask them to explain why they don't like this certain person. If they won't explain, tell them that you won't always be living at home and will eventually be making your own decisions. Therefore, you'd like them explain why they don't like this friend so you can make good decisons in the future. This way, if your parents really don't have a good reason for not liking your friend, it might make them back down (or it may not). But at least you'll show that you respect them and ask their opinion. If they have reasons you don't agree with, try to behave in an adult manner and discuss it. Hopefully, you and your parents will have a good relationship and you can rely on them for advice. But if they have prejudices against your friend that are not fair, you'll have to make a tough decision on whether to obey your parents or end your friendship. Be honest with yourself, though. Make sure you want to be friends because of personality and character, and not because you want to rebel and shock your parents. GOOD friends made while you're young are special. I have three friends from high school that I still stay in touch with, even we no longer live near each other.
25 Apr 09
I will keep the friendship but will be careful with my interaction with this person. I will take my parents advise constructively. I will also avoid the situation where I will be seen by my parents with this friend/s since I know I can break their hearts.