But there is an entire other level of stress when, for some reason, you discover d put strain on your home life.
When you discover your parents strongly disapprove of your bf/gf, your first inclination will be to pull away from them and continue your dating relationship behind their back. Never secretly date someone your parents don’t want you to date.
It is worth pushing pause on your anger and emotions and considering whether your parents may be right.
Sometimes parents’ expectations for whom you should date can be too high, but often your expectations are too low.
Are you willing to settle for someone who might be harmful to you in the long run, just because they appear to show interest in you in the short term?
Finding someone you love who loves you in return can be difficult.
Then learning how to deal with conflicts within a relationship can be painful, as well.
We barely notice the difference between our expectations and reality, and we live our lives as if none of it mattered.
Then there are other times -- when our anticipation takes root and grows over months or years of waiting -- when real life pales in comparison to our fantasies.
Although far from perfect, they have years of experience and wisdom that you don’t have yet.
This might enable them to see the character faults in your bf/gf a whole lot easier than you, especially if you’re blinded by the deep emotions you feel for your bf/gf.
Don’t forget, while boyfriends and girlfriends come and go, parents are forever.