i actually don’t have parents. they’re people who i can call mom and dad, provide me with food, education, and money. but they’re not someone i would turn to for help. they’ve never supported me. they’ve always just gave me money and let me do what i want. not like freedom, but like educational things. i’ve told my parents i have a boyfriend and they acted calmly about it but now they’re threatening me that they will call the cops if they ever see him in my house again. i agree, hiding him in my closet and lying so much to them was a bad idea but it was the only thing i can do as a teenager. now they look down on me because i have a boyfriend. they should be setting down the rules of having a boyfriend but all they worry about is how they look like with a 16 year old chinese daughter who has a boyfriend. all they care about is what their friends will say. they won’t care if i would ever get hurt, get pregnant, or any of my teenage problems because “it’s my fault” for having a boyfriend. i’ve spent the past 5 years crying over boys, hurting myself, and almost killing myself. they never knew and the moment i tell them the truth, they can’t even look at me. people think i’m lucky because my parents have money, i get to travel the world and i get good grades, i’m not. my parents love me but won’t care for me, i’ve never had a good experience from traveling, and my parents are just worried about my grades. I will never be like that, I will never let my kids feel as lonely as i did. i won’t let them cry and vent to strangers like what i’m doing right now. I would like to know if anyone ever went through what I just been through. How did you deal with this?