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  1. Beyoutiful says

    Yes can totally relate! I have really conservative parents and any time I talk to a guy, they are so suspicious and always questioning me about my motives. I mean I feel that I can make decisions on my own and I kinda know who’s right for me and who isn’t. But one thing is that parents always knows what’s best for you. I just hope they understand our point of view better since we come from different upbringings, cultures, and the fact that there is a huge generation gap. As long as they understand and accept my decisions, it’s fine if they care about who I date. Great post girl ❤️

    • LauraJ says

      Thank you. Do you see any similarities with the people you like and the characteristics of your parents? I think generation gaps will always be an issue – especially now with technology and how different things are. x

      • Beyoutiful says

        I’m not dating anyone at the moment since I’m trying to focus on myself for a while but I told my parents that it’s fine that they try to find a guy for me (It’s an Indian thing lol) as Iong as I get to date/ get to know him and if I feel that we are compatible. I guess we both made a deal lol but hoping it works out

        • LauraJ says

          I’d love someone to find a guy for me lol. If your parents find you someone you like and would want to date, that would be amazing. I almost debated going back to online dating but decided no. I’ll focus on myself now as well :)

  2. thelonelyauthorblog says

    This article made me smile. I do agree with your conclusion that our parents and our upbringing do affect our relationships. For me it was a matter of wanting to do things differently. Coming from an abusive affection-less home, I was determined to be the complete opposite of my father. I love to display my sentiments, compliment my other
    half, as well enjoy the pleasures of hand holding and kissing.

    Funny thing, I always find ladies who remind me of my parents, not very expressive or affectionate, so I guess you are so right.

    • LauraJ says

      I think that’s not stressed enough in statistics – many who do have issues with their parents, go on to purposely act different and live differently. Having seen the breakdown of my parents’ marriage, I feel much more aware of what to look out for in choosing a life partner.
      I’m glad you’ve not let your past affect how affectionate you are with partners and you’ve become the complete opposite :) Thank you for reading Andrew!

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