I just realized why I feel so much guilt when my father clearly monitors what I do online (Facebook), and then makes attempts to contact me immediately afterwards/tries a little too hard.
It’s because I’m supposed to find this behavior “endearing”. It’s because it’s coded as “endearing”. No, not…
Reminds me of how we’re supposed to think of characters like Edward Cullen from Twilight as “endearing” when he basically stalks Bella, is overprotective of her and essentially acts as a guardian instead of a boyfriend.
Obviously parents are supposed to protect their kids. Obviously people want to look out for their significant other/loved ones. But yes, there is a line between “looking out” and being controlling and overstepping boundaries.