Feel Guilty About Hiding Your Relationship from Parents?
Women may find it difficult to handle the stress of parental concerns and touchy feelings of the partner. They may feel like they are being pulled to one side by the partner and the other by the parents, and may find themselves in a tough position.
Women tend to hide the relationship from their parents because of fear of opposition, fear of losing their freedom to meet the person again, control and tabs that parents may keep, threat that parents will persuade them to end the relationship.
They may feel that they are betraying their parents by entering into a relationship, they are cheating, breaking the trust, confidence and belief the parents place on them and may feel very guilty about this. The guilt may be even more if they are involved with the partner in a physical or sexual way.
One thing you need to keep in mind is that you are an adult and you can begin taking your own responsibility. It also means that you are entitled to lead a life that is more rewarding, satisfying and loving. Being in a relationship does not mean that you are breaking the trust of your parent. It only means that you have reached the stage where you are ready to form intimate bonds and need to do this. At one point or other you had to reach this stage. This is not a surprise or anything unnatural.
You are an adult and need your space and privacy. You need to experiment with your own life (responsibly), explore your feelings, learn your own lessons and chart out the course of your life. You can form a meaningful and intimate relationship with a person and when the time is appropriate you can disclose it to your parents.
Infact knowing the person well, feeling confident about the partner, knowing what you exactly feel about the partner, testing your compatibility and trust in the partner will help you to present your partner confidently to your parents and make them feel assured and positive about the relationship too.