My parents don't like my boyfriend.

Q: My parents take no interest in my boyfriend. I really like him, but I cannot invite him home because my parents would never accept him. They would prefer that I stopped seeing him. What should I do?

A: Living at home as an adult can be a source of conflict. Be frank with your parents: tell them that you will continue seeing him but for the time being you will not invite him home. If there is another place where you could be with your boyfriend it would be better to go there for the time being. In the long run, you will certainly miss your parents, and maybe they will accept seeing you both together. That said, you and your boyfriend must not under any circumstances go back to your parents’ home if they do not want you to.