Dear Carolyn: My boyfriend and I are both 19, and well be having our five-year anniversary this summer. Weve dated long-distance the entire time. To celebrate this milestone, we are going on an overnight trip.
My parents strongly disapprove of this. I told them about the trip immediately after I booked it and have been honest throughout the process, but this seems to cross a line for them. Theyve always been very protective of me and my sisters, but I dont know why this in particular is so hard, because Ive traveled on my own internationally and my boyfriend stayed with me for a weekend at college.
I feel my boyfriend and I have proven ourselves to be in a mature and healthy relationship, but my parents still dont like that Im dating someone on principle.