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Strict parents.

My parents are really strict, but they allowed me to hang out with a boy for about a month. We ended up going separate ways because my parents didn't like the fact that we were doing more than they wanted us to, like hugging. My parents still don't know about the breakup. It hurts because it's my first relationship ever and he called me "perfect" and "beautiful" in his breakup text. He was a big part of my life and he was ripped out of it because of my parents. Should I tell them how much he meant to me? They scare me a lot so it's hard for me to tell them my problems. Thanks!

Dear Strict Parents,

While I'm big on couples taking their time, frankly, most girls do not get parental approval for every hug. I'm sorry your parents scare you. Can you talk to the least scary parent and, one-on-one, say, "I want to talk about something important to me. My boyfriend and I broke up because I didn't want to upset you two, but now I'm upset and I really miss him. We like each other and he helped me feel good about myself. I know you want me to be happy and I've been keeping my grades up, so can we reconsider some of your rules?" You also could write this out in a note. If your school has a counselor, talk to him or her, too. I hate for you to be afraid of your parents.

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Title Annotation:Dear Carol
Author:Weston, Carol
Publication:Girls' Life
Article Type:Brief article
Geographic Code:1USA
Date:Feb 1, 2017
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