I Don't Really Like My Parents Because They Don't Accept Me For Who I Am

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  • Published on:  Tuesday, November 13, 2018
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    Buddy never really liked his parents, and they never truly got along. They argued and disagreed and butted heads over almost everything. They didn't see eye-to-eye on politics, to religion, to lifestyle and how to raise good healthy happy kids.

    Buddy is an atheist, while his parents are very devout Muslims. Buddy is very liberal, while his parents are very conservative. And, Buddy is also unapologetically gay, while his parents, not surprisingly, are extremely homophobic.

    But, even though on the inside it was really clear that he didn't get along with his parents, he was never very public or vocal about his disagreements with his parents.He still needed a roof over his head, and food to eat, and money in his pocket, and he was afraid that if he shared who he really was and what he really believed too strongly they would kick him out of the house, maybe even disown him.

    Because of that, he formed what looked like a good relationship with his parents, but it was totally fake and artificial - on the inside, he just didn't get along with them. They saw him as being practically perfect, a good and trustworthy kid, but Buddy saw that his parents were really flawed.

    His mom liked to hold grudges, was very quick to judge people, and liked to enforce really old fashioned gender roles, like boys should do yard work and take out the trash and that girls only belonged in the kitchen and were destined to become subservient housewives. And his father was so invested and distracted by his work that he never formed and real bonds with his children.

    He was also upset at the way his four sisters were treated. His parents wouldn't allow his sisters to have any friends over. They weren't allowed to have phones, or do any extra curricular activities, or drive once they reached the age where they could legally get their licenses.

    And it was even worse with Buddy, especially when he tried to come out to them and tell them he was gay - twice. The first time, his parents begged him to date girls because they saw his coming out as a real threat to them. The second time he tried they just threw out a slew of insults and homophobic falsehoods ranging from the idea that gay people were in fact mentally ill, to the idea that it was a simple choice and he was just making the wrong one. They threatened to disown him and told him he would be a failure in life unless he "fixed himself."

    This all made him so unhappy and he imagined that he would be under the control of his parents for the rest of his life. So, he felt he had to continue to pretend to be the perfect little straight Muslim boy in the house, dating girls and praying and the rest. He didn't think much of it, had been doing it pretty much his whole life, but when he finally confided in his friends they saw it for what it was, miserable and very, very unhealthy. They asked him to imagine what he would be and how he would feel if he was far enough away from them that they couldn't watch his every move, and judge and control him.

    That was a turning point for him and, realizing his parents were more like prison guards than anything else, he thought of the farthest place he could go without them having a negative impact on him and still be successful and thrive as a young gay man.

    After doing a little bit of research he concluded that California would be the best place for him -- a thriving LGBT community, a ton of diversity and acceptance, and on the other side of the country from his toxic family life and parents. So, he applied to a few schools in California and, was accepted to attend UCLA! It was one of the happiest moments of his life.

    His parents were hesitant about it at first, because of how far away it was, but they were happy to have him go to such a highly acclaimed school - that's mostly what they cared about.

    Since moving to Los Angeles Buddy has never been happier. He is part of a really diverse community with amazing friends, endless support, and a great education. Even though he returns home on Holidays and has to pretend, just like he used to, he is so happy to be out of that toxic house and on his own.

    His next wish is for his sisters, that they will recognize the truth about their parents, follow in his footsteps, and escape!

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  • storybooth

    storybooth

     19 hours ago +3280

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  • VintageMint

    VintageMint

     13 minutes ago

    Congrats on being #1 on trending!

  • Maria khalil

    Maria khalil

     13 minutes ago

    Muslims are better

  • Адиба Тагнабердиева

    Адиба Тагнабердиева

     13 minutes ago

    I Have Like Too Story :(

  • Le Roumain qui aime le Français

    Le Roumain qui aime le Français

     14 minutes ago

    Maybe he's a little harsh toward his parents, but to be honest I relate to this story too. I am gay, but still believe in God, and my parents would not be very ok with it since they are extremely homophobic. Right now I'm in the 8th grade and I want to go to a high-school 40km away, just to get rid of that place I usually call home. My parents don't really show me the affection they used to and they're very sceptical about every single decision I make outside of school, like singing or drawing, they just want me to be the perfect little boy with perfect grades they they've always dreamt of...

  • Arianna Rutledge

    Arianna Rutledge

     14 minutes ago

    Omg number one on trending great job storybooth

  • Meow MeowKitty:3

    Meow MeowKitty:3

     14 minutes ago

    Listen to ur parent to be happy!:)

  • RoguelikeMike

    RoguelikeMike

     14 minutes ago

    So basically, you get cared for, provided for, raised, loved, taught, and how do you thank them? You secretly hate them, defy everything they've taught you, rebel and brag about your evil ways to the entire world. Wow, good for you, you're a really great person!

  • Ahmad Dakhlallah

    Ahmad Dakhlallah

     14 minutes ago

    your parents should make a cartoon of how they are forced to raise a spoiled liberal gay boy who only shows them fake love for money and tries to turn their other kids against them. maybe it'll get #1 on trending for no apparent reason.

  • Abu Dabu Diki

    Abu Dabu Diki

     14 minutes ago

    Ewww,
    Smelly gay people 🤮

  • Aminah Ali

    Aminah Ali

     14 minutes ago +1

    This is a really good video but please remember that not all Muslims are like this yes it's great to be gay and believe in what YOU think is right 😊

  • Oshea Martins

    Oshea Martins

     14 minutes ago

    ⚠️bad grammar incoming⚠️
    no matter what they did to you, never disrespect your parents.. I know that some parents are unable to give you the true love, but you need to remember, you are nothing without them. be thankful over everything, many people couldn't have what you have.
    (this video shows us how immature teens are. and yes, i am a teen.)

  • Nized

    Nized

     14 minutes ago

    Gay is wrong so I agree with the parents

  • Leonidas I

    Leonidas I

     15 minutes ago

    0:17 The main reason this is trending.
    Screw this. Marvel's the legacy of Stan Lee should be number 1 trending not this trash.

  • Khord Kitty

    Khord Kitty

     16 minutes ago

    So universal! Glad someone told this story.

  • Ahmad Dakhlallah

    Ahmad Dakhlallah

     16 minutes ago

    you feel very sorry for yourself, making your parents seem like they are manipulative and controlling, while you fail see yourself living as a leech to them. you only show them fake love just for money and a roof over your head while you're a full grown adult, they're not obligated to keep you around you know, you can get job and take care of yourself. even though they know they will never get any benefit from you, they still love you and care for you, but you just want their money and house. NOT ONLY THAT, but you encourage their daughters to abandon them as well. you really are a parasite. an egotistic, manipulative, liberal brat who is an enemy to his household. just leave your parents alone, you took enough from them and stay away from their daughters.

  • oti890

    oti890

     16 minutes ago

    Reading the comments make me sick. Do you actually know how it feels like to be pushed into being someone that you aren't?

  • :P

    :P

     16 minutes ago +1

    I honestly don't support lgbt. Why won't you just accept the way you are?

  • Shawon Ismail

    Shawon Ismail

     17 minutes ago

    Gay is nothing but a mental disease, enough research needs to be done to cure it. However, gay communities would bomb the shit out of you if you call that a disease, they only want science to work only on their side...and personally I hate Pakistanis, they are destroying Islam in both ways, either by pretending to follow Islam or by bashing Islam.

  • One Typical Mexican

    One Typical Mexican

     17 minutes ago

    Liberal propaganda