I am 21 years old female and my parents are really controlling over my life. They do not allow me to date or go out with any guy friends. I am in a relationship of 3 years and my parents is unaware about it at all. I know it is bad to be keeping it as a secret from them but I am afraid to let them know due to their controlling nature. They get really sensitive when I bring up any guys in our conversation as well. I find it weird because most of my friends who is at my age have parents pushing for them to get a boyfriend, and my parents is doing the other wise.
Furthermore, they do not let me to travel with my friends, even if it means neighboring country. I really wanted to travel the world and gain more experiences since than I am young and still have the time to do it. But they do not bother listening to me when I inform them about planning to travel and starlight away reject my request. And by going overseas, I mean only for a few days (less than a week) and not for many months.
I am really tired and trap. I am no longer a kid but I feel like they are treating me like one, what should I do? I can't be continuing to hide my relationship and not having the chance to go overseas at this age right? Help me
Are there cultural or religious reasons why you have not socialized more?
At your age, most people are working and socializing with co-workers and friends. Do you work or go to school?