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Choosing your happiness over your parents' wishes

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It may happen that you find someone that makes you incredibly happy but your parents don't necessarily like or approve of that person. What then?? Some parents make it REALLY obvious and others hide it from you but reveal it to your partner. It can be quite tough choosing between your family and your partner, because ultimately that's what it boils down to.
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Would you date somebody your parents don't approve of?
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Speaking from personal experience, I know that your parents' disapproval of your partner can definitely put you in a sticky situation, mostly because I didn’t want to stubbornly disregard the opinions of the people I value most. Things didn’t last between me and my boyfriends and in a weird way, I was relieved when it ended because I could stop trying so hard to make them get along.
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I honestly think it’s important to remember that you are the one who has to live with that decision—not your mom and dad. This is not to say that your parents' opinion should be disregarded when considering a partner. Oftentimes they know you just as well as, if not better than you know yourself, and they also often have the life experience to know what a good relationship looks like.
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My parents have always told me to date someone from a certain background and culture. I do not understand so I never followed, just kept on dating but didn't bring anyone home.. Then, there's a guy that I really like so I begged them to give him a chance. Eventually, they agreed, got to know him and finally gave their blessings.
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In a bid to save us from getting hurt, our family members can sometimes be the biggest hurdle between here and there, ‘there’ being the life of success we’ve always dreamed of. But then again, ‘there’ could also be a state of utter and complete disaster.
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I would say don't base who you choose to date on whether or not you think your parents will like them. Despite your love for your parents, their opinion of who you bring home isn't what matters the most; What matters most is whether or not your partner of choice makes you happy.
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When I was in my teens just starting to date, my parents would always nag me about who I can date. I did just the opposite. Of course I'd end up crying and eventually followed their advice.
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If your parents object to your partner and you decide to continue with the relationship anyway, then you are most likely in for a long and bumpy ride. Your parents will either learn to respect your decision and support you both or they will struggle to move past your decision and will make their discontent known for the rest of your relationship or lives together.
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I honestly think it’s important to remember that you are the one who has to live with that decision—not your mom and dad. This is not to say that your parents' opinion should be disregarded when considering a partner. Oftentimes they know you just as well as, if not better than you know yourself, and they also often have the life experience to know what a good relationship looks like.
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As your relationship gets more serious with your partner, you should be as open and communicative with your parents about him/her as much as possible. Share the special things he/she does for you with them, and keep inviting him/her to be a part of your family's life. When your parents see how happy you are, perhaps they will have a change of heart because ultimately, I believe they have your best interests at heart
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