do you feel you have to lie about things? I don't know because I've never had a boyfriend or anything before. I have one friend who stays at her boyfriend's most of the time so her parents obviously know that. Another friend when she stays at her boyfriend's will just say she's staying at a friends or something. Since my boyfriend got his own place he's wanting me to stay over alot I stayed over once and told my mum I was going out with a friend and staying at hers. I'll feel bad if I have to keep lying but I don't feel I can be honest because my mum gets kind of overprotective and it's just awkward to say to my parents. I'm twenty though so I should be able to do what I want it's just awkward when you're still at home, for some of us anyway. I said I'd stay tonight and don't want to cancel at the last minute but I don't really feel like I can. It's just awkward at the moment because I'm working til after nine every night then reasonably early the next day. I'm wanting to look for my own place anyway mostly so I feel I can have a bit more freedom but I'm not sure I can affort it on my own.