My mom is trying to get me to break up with my boyfriend, but I don’t want to. What should I do?

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mother and daughter argueMy mom is trying to get me to break up with my boyfriend, but I still like him a lot. Should I get over him or can I stay with him?

Receiving advice on boyfriends and girlfriends from friends and family is often helpful, but sometimes it can be stressful. It sounds like your mother may have some concerns about your boyfriend or you dating in general, and she wants to protect you.

Sitting down and talking with your mother about your boyfriend when you are both calm will let her know that you are hearing her concerns and respect her opinion. If you decide that the relationship is important, see if your mom is ok with having lunch or dinner with him. She might be worried about how he treats you, his age, or lots of other things.

Take some time to think if there is any truth to her concerns or if you have heard similar feedback from other family members or friends.