How to tell my mom that I have been dating my boyfriend for over 4 years? (im 19).
So, I'm 19 and I've been dating my boyfriend for over 4 years. My parents are super strict, they believe that at my age I should be focused on school (im in college) and dating should be done afterwards. It means a lot to my boyfriend that I tell them, and quite frankly, I am so tired of having to lie to them all the time. I am so scared to tell them, I was planning on telling my mom only though. She is such a negative person, how should I break it to her that I have a boyfriend? And should I tell her that I've been dating him all this time, or should I pretend that we just started dating? She knows that we've been "just friends." She knows who he is, she met him before.