My Parents Catfished Me To Control Me

Ajoutée 17 juin 2019

Hello guys, I’m Madison. I know that the story I'm gonna tell you right now is really messed up. Stuff like this is far from normal and both my parents and I are well aware of how terrible it all might sound. But this… still happened.
So it all started when I met a guy on Instagram. He liked some of my pictures and pretty soon DMed about a book I had mentioned in one of my posts. Talking to me about literature is the quick way to winning over my heart. I know this sounds funny, but it’s true. So I replied and we started talking. His name was Sean, he was about my age, and… he was cute.
I just have to mention. There was NO FLIRTING coming from him throughout the whole story. He was just being nice, I was dropping hints, but he did not respond. It got me annoyed at the time, but now I feel relieved.
Anyway I had been telling him stuff about school, about my friends, about my family… just stuff I was up to. I was trying to keep it cute and smart.
And here’s what was going on between my parents and I at that time. You see, my family never really understood the concept of “personal” space. My parents always said that there should be no secrets in our family, that we should share everything, and that we should trust each other more than we trust anybody else. And sometimes in my life this approach has helped me a lot: I always found support and comfort there. And I didn't know it could be any other way either, since it's always been like this. But everything changed when I turned 14.
I was growing up and, most of all, I felt a huge need for personal space. I guess many of you might be able to relate to that. It was not about doing something behind closed doors, it was more about the feeling, the “psychological” space I guess. I started to not share as much with my parents and (the most basic example) I started to close the door to my room, which was open 24/7 throughout my childhood. My parents would walk by or come in and I had had no problem with that… until now.
And my parents did not understand. We had multiple conversations about it - not really fights, but these talks were not pleasant. I explained to them that I needed personal space, but they acted like these two words didn't exist in the English language.
Phew, sorry I'm getting off track, this has been bothering me for a long time already. Anyway, Sean and I started texting each other. He wouldn't reply immediately like most of my friends do, sometimes it would take him hours. But I didn't care. He seemed so much like me. Everything he said was so accurate, like he knew exactly what to say to win my trust. I didn’t even notice the moment that I started telling him everything about my life, since it usually takes me way more time to get close with someone.
So it was going perfectly. He was living in another town and we never talked about meeting in real life, but I started to think about it constantly. And, I know how crazy it sounds, but all of this happened within A WEEK. Then he disappeared.
Yeah, you heard that right, he just stopped texting me. He vanished. I was devastated. Am I that ugly and boring that it’s just impossible to talk to me for more than a few days? I didn't see this coming at all, he didn't ever seem disappointed! The more I thought about it, the more complicated it got. I had never felt so bad in my life.
I checked his account every day, but nothing was going on there. No new pictures, no stories, just nothing.
And the people who tried really hard to help me get out of this were my parents. They did not force me to go to school, and they were so caring and tried to distract me. One day both of them took the day off just for us to drive to the beach, which is not too far away from our town, and spend the day together. All day, I thought about how lucky I was to have parents like this.
A little later, after some fresh air, I did feel a little better so I decided to investigate. He only had a handful of followers, and this was the first time that I checked on who these people were. And… they were just some spam accounts. And I have to mention that he only had a few pictures on his account, hmmm... and on second thought they were pretty... generic. Like a picture of a sunset, the book he had texted me about… not much really. And don’t judge me, but I didn’t question Sean’s existence because when we talked, he sounded so so real.
These discoveries did not make me any happier. Even if it was not about me, what kind of evil person would do something like that? I was drowning in my thoughts about it, but pretty soon everything became clear.

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  • Wow that's mean or rude lucky that my mum doesn't do that and when you have a daughter if she saids I need space you need to give her space 1= like - you agree

  • Help me pls

  • the guys name is Shawn, not Sean

  • Stop making jokes!!!

  • You have horible parents

  • I remember when me and my little sister were kids,she had a pen pal that turned out to just be our Mom. I don't remember my sis being upset about it when she found out,but it was something this reminded me of.

  • Omg my friends all have personal space. And there parents dont go threw there phone and I get why my dad goes threw mine but seriously personal space dad

  • “14” Bruh that says 74

  • Who else stays up till 2:00AM watching *ACTUALLY HAPPENED?*

    • In reality i can't make it to 2am so I sleep at 1:45am watching *ACTUALLY HAPPENED*

  • 1:19, the “1” be looking like a “7” so then your 74?

  • “To control me” lmao what?? They’re literally just trying to talk to you??

  • Why does this sound sped up

  • 1:18 your turning 14? The. Why is they a 74 on the b-day cake 🤦‍♂️

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  • Lmao thought this was fakd

  • If I've learned anything it's always be careful of who you befriend on social media, hell that's why I don't internet date, I date for real. To many FAKERS out there. I'll befriend ya on Facebook (maybe) but dating is not optional. To many times has my heart been lied to/broken.

  • the turntable she got was a crosley. those are the WORST one you can get.

  • At 1:18 I thought the candles said 74...

  • The birthday number looked 74 for a sec

  • 0:34 don't you mean *jacksepticeye*

  • I thought it said 74 on the candle on the cake

  • When it said 14 I thought it said 74

  • The cake looks like it say 74 instead of 14 😂😂😂

  • The 14 on the cake looked like 74 and i was all... WAIT WHAT!?

  • Same with my mom, put she always says: “as long as I pay this house (she doesn’t, my dad does) I have the right to go into your room whenever I want to” she always goes through my personal stuff and it’s very embarrassing.

  • Gwen, is that you?

  • I spoke to one guy (i don't remember the accounts name) for few weeks and he disappeared

  • People with glasses aren't boring you a**

  • Bish have you looked in the mirror

  • Can someone called the Maury show?

  • Plz i rly need somone to talk to.. can anybody help ?

  • I still wouldn’t b talking to them 💯 that’s more then messed up and this boy was your 1st attraction even worse

  • That’s just sick 🤢

  • 1:04 we should share everything Communism joins the chat

  • Sean from nigahiga?

  • 1:18 I thought you were turning seventy-four (74) Lolololol

  • 1:18 Hmmm.... she doesn’t look 74....

  • I have the same thing. My family also say we should share secrets. But I’d want want this kind of rules.

  • Gurl u might be adopted cause ur hair is orange and ur parents are brown im sorry

  • ummm,mmmmmm thats seean just saying bw

  • To be honest I'm scared if my room door was closed so I kept it open since I was a little kid but when I turned 12-years-old I had to close them for personal space and I even stay at my room 8 hours a day cuz I'm emmbarrass to play out side the neighborhood cuz children there were only 3 - 8 years old

  • If I was the parents and caught her tryna move somewhere else I'ma be like. "OK WANNA MOVE THEN GO WE WILL NEVER CONTACT YOU AGAIN OKAY?!NO BUTS IF I SEE UR ASS AGAIN IMA MAKE SURE U STAY WHERE YOU ARE." Honestly how I would feel. No hate plz UwU

  • Her cake said 74

  • U sure dat crooked face is cute? (0:31

  • =)

  • My name is Katie

  • He doesn’t have to like you it’s his life

  • Madison: his name is Shawn App: his name is sean

  • Same accept my parents don’t care they’re like “space? What is this space you speak of??”