SAP: Would it help if your parents were more open-minded? If they were like Western parents?
Pri: I’d want them to be somewhere between white parents and the way they are now
Nish: yeah i wouldn’t want them to be too lenient. There need to be some morals. But not too strict.
SAP: So when you know your parents are just trying to do the best for you, how does it feel when you lie to them?
Pri: horrible :(. i hate it but sometimes i feel like i have no choice
Nish: its not nice at all but sometimes if it has to be done u have no choice
Angel93: really bad. but we can’t tell them and we don’t wanna give up the relationships
Pri: i used to lie to them a LOT until they kept catching me out. and it got to a point where it turned into a huge argument.. and I sat them down and said i have a boyfriend. if you personally go to your parents and talk to them about something then they’re more likely to take u seriously and respect u more. u seem more like an adult. u approach the situation as an adult so they treat u like one
SAP: Any of you other girls considered doing the same as Pri?
Angel93: i wouldn’t because they wud be disappointed in me and id rather lie to them indirectly than them know the truth and be disappointed. i can understand boys may distract our education etc but they don’t realise that its not just you being stupid, that you may actually have proper feelings for him. Like I see their point of view in nearly everything so we can see both sides but they’re not willing to see our sides.
Nish: Yeah that is true. I can understand where they are coming from. but sometimes they don’t see our side and that’s what gets to me the most