Parents right to forbid dating
Researchers recommend explaining the reasons for opposition to a relationship in a supportive way and allowing individuals to retain their autonomy by not attempting to force them to give up a relationship (Keijsers et al., 2011).
Research shows that sharing secrets increases intimacy and feelings of liking, even among strangers (Aron et al., 1997). The experimental generation of interpersonal closeness: A procedure and some preliminary findings.
The preteen and teen years aren’t easy on you or your child.
As hormones fly, you can expect to deal with your fair share of conflict.
Forbidden relationships can take many forms: Parents may forbid their children from engaging with certain friends or significant others; friends or family members may disapprove of our relationship partners; or we may fall in love with a coworker, supervisor, or someone who is already committed to a serious relationship.
The obstacles to these relationships may be explicit or implied, but these obstacles may actually serve to our forbidden relationships.