My Parents Don't Like HimRelationshipsMy Parents Don't Like Him<div class="ExternalClassA5F773C62AB34615A023CCFA26CD2ACC"><p>​<span style="font-size:12pt;font-family:"times new roman", serif;">I met this sweet guy at school, but my parents hate him. What should i do? I love him but my parents say I'm not really in love. What should I do? </span><br></p></div><div class="ExternalClassBC669207408D4BD58777C2F02CD1F934"><p>​Hi there, I'm happy you reached out tonight. It takes courage to try and get help. Sometimes it seems your parents don't understand. It can be hard to start conversations with them and share how you feel. I am attaching a link that might help get the conversation started: <a href="/Pages/tip-how-to-talk-to-parents.aspx?Topic=Family">How To Talk To Your Parents</a>.<br></p><p>Communication is very important. You could prepare for the discussion by making a list of what you want to talk about. Then be sure and pick a time that is convenient for all of you. Keep in mind that sharing your feelings will help your parent understand you better. At the same time, make sure you are listening to how your parents feel as well. Ask your parents what their concerns are about this person. Try to listen with the intent to understand rather than just listening to respond or defend yourself. Use this guide to help in your conversation: <a href="/Pages/tip-Communication.aspx?Topic=Family">Communication</a>.<br></p><p>​Take care,<br></p><p>Julie, crisis counselor<br></p></div>14

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