Just so you know....none of these situations ever happened to me. These are other people's unfortunate situations.
-"My dad told me he would buy my boyfriend a car and any parts he needed for it if he would leave me alone."
- "Even though I'd been living with my boyfriend for a year, my mom kept asking my brother-in-law—right in front of me—if he had any 'hot friends' he could set me up with. So awkward. I ended up marrying that boyfriend and now she loves him. Go figure."
- "My father sent in my sister's confirmation of acceptance letter to a college so that she couldn't go to the same one as her boyfriend. She literally came home thinking she still had to decide which school to go to and my dad told her, 'You're going to Penn State. I just put the deposit in.'"
- "My senior year of high school, my mom knew she couldn't get away with telling me not to date a guy she hated. Instead, she grounded me for a month for getting home a minute past curfew. Not exactly subtle."
- "My mom made me get a job an hour away from where we lived so I had to move there. I still came home almost every night to see my boyfriend."
-"I brought a new guy home for the weekend along with a group of my friends. In the midst of meeting everyone, my mom took a serious liking to one of my guy friends. Later, she came up to me and said, 'That Dan. He's really something!' clearly hoping I would go for him instead. I had to explain to her that 1) I wasn't interested in Dan and 2) Dan was gay."
-"My dad told me that everyone in town knew that my boyfriend had cheated on me. He made the whole thing up!"
...I understand that parents worry, but at some point, parents have to let their kids do their own thing, and if it ends up being a mistake, the kids will learn from them!