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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    • When I was in yr6, there was a boy I liked, but he had a gf. We started talking on I don't remember what social media, and he started insulting me. He was also being rude to his gf and everyone else. He was being racist and sexist and when anyone confronted him he denied everything, saying he didn't even use that platform. Turns out it wasn't him, even though they had his face as the profile pic and everything.

    • I understand overprotective parents but good grief that's not cool.😲😵😵

  • It wasn’t a mistake tho

  • _You didn't put your Instagram on private mode?_

  • Bruh, she talks way too fast...

  • Thought I’d end up with Sean but it wasn’t a match

  • Was his last name mclockin

  • But everything changed when I turned 74

  • Dad: hey u up Her: yah Dad:🍆 FBI agent: FBI OPEN UP!!!!!🎆

  • Her own parents ghosted her. Oooof

  • Her : his name was Shawn The screen : Sean!! Me : WHICH ONE!!!😵 .31

  • Who goes to the beach with their clothes?

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  • Me: looks at title Her: i met this boy named Sean Me: you don't say 🤦‍♂️

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  • I don’t trust my family never will

  • All these facetunes ad making me think I need them 😭😂

  • When I watched the start I heard "What's up guys, I'm not a Sim."

  • My FR-tv is messed up. Apparently the user who made this is pewdiepie, the title is “Growing plants underwater” UUUUUUGHHHHH

  • *Then he just disappeared* All catfish do that

  • I thought she was turning 74

  • I would say it was a nice.. InvestigaSean.

  • Wouldn't be surprised if its the girl from the "parents catfish daughter" on TLC video

  • 2:36 PEOPLE HAVE LIFES TOO! they have things to take care of not everyone gonna have time for you


  • i hate how all the narrators have like shaky voices ugh

  • My friend has been catfished last May

  • Omg, I don’t think your parents realized that probably made you feel like a big ol’ loser 😳 Geez, that was low. Parents, don’t do this 😒😂

  • Please turksh share

  • Maybe she should tell people about how she's adopted, because she has red hair and green eyes with her parents have brown hair and blue and brown eyes.

  • Likes for this comment add a year to my age and dislikes take one off. Chose.

  • Dang she’s turning 74

  • 6:05 why is her dad rubbing her boob??

  • Anybody here from sssniperwolf

  • 1:04 *share everything* Nobody: Not a single soul: Not a single fuckin atom: Soviet anthem: *plays*

  • I thought t'was 74 HAHAHAHA

  • those parents are just disgusting!

  • That was so intersting. Thanks for sharing this story.

  • I made the soccer team boys

  • Today we learned to stop keeping secrets from your parents

  • She talks too fast....

  • Same thing happened to my cousin maddison... wait whaf

  • But Everything Changed When SHe Was 74 Or 14?

  • I like how some kids go on this channel talking about tragedies and this girls like, "MY PARENTS LIED TO ME SO THEY COULD MAKE ME HAPPY!"

  • I'm older than 6. IT ACTUALLY HAPPENED!

  • Damn. That's genius, fucked up but genius.

  • Ghosting HAHAHAHAHA

  • But.... If I were u i would take they're apologie I mean what kind of daughter does that Try to compare your sins to your mom & dad, and your mom & dad's sins to you.

  • I think this one of the kids who had been on Coby Persin’s videos.

  • "And now we are fine"

  • Is this video sped up? Something seems off.

  • I just broke up whit my boyfriend in roblox then i heard my uncle cry.

  • Did anyone thought the candles said “74” not “14” or was it just me 😂

  • It’s not uncommon for families to not have secrets in their household because if you keep bad thoughts bottled up in your head it can lead to addiction. Trust me I know

  • I was talking to this girl for a couple months and I started to feelings for her, I thought she was the prettiest girl I have ever met. I was 13 at the time (young I know) I started to give her little hints that I liked her. She started to catch on and she also gave little hints. I thought to my self “she definitely likes me” we started to Talk a lot more on Instagram and I was really happy. Finally we started to FaceTime and she looked completely different then her instagram posts. That’s when I realized I was being catfished

  • Help. This video is too quick for me

  • I have a sad and bad story

  • Did anyone else think she was turning 74

  • Title: My parents catfished me to control me Me: It can't be that bad After seeing it : I'm glad my parents are not this controlling because this is bad

  • Boii Sean looks like a crackhead mate ( In his picture )