I Don't Like My Parents Because They Don't Accept Who I Am

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  • Published on Nov 13, 2018

  • By Buddy | Ready to "wear it out loud?” Merch store open, SHOP NOW: http://bit.ly/storybooth-merch | Subscribe: http://bit.ly/sub2storybooth | Record your story @ https://storybooth.com or our iPhone app for a chance to get animated. Comment, like, share this story. Buddy never really liked his parents, and they never truly got along. They argued and disagreed and butted heads over almost everything. They didn't see eye-to-eye on politics, to religion, to lifestyle and how to raise good healthy happy kids. Buddy is an atheist, while his parents are very devout Muslims. Buddy is very liberal, while his parents are very conservative. And, Buddy is also unapologetically gay, while his parents, not surprisingly, are extremely homophobic. But, even though on the inside it was really clear that he didn't get along with his parents, he was never very public or vocal about his disagreements with his parents.He still needed a roof over his head, and food to eat, and money in his pocket, and he was afraid that if he shared who he really was and what he really believed too strongly they would kick him out of the house, maybe even disown him. Because of that, he formed what looked like a good relationship with his parents, but it was totally fake and artificial - on the inside, he just didn't get along with them. They saw him as being practically perfect, a good and trustworthy kid, but Buddy saw that his parents were really flawed. His mom liked to hold grudges, was very quick to judge people, and liked to enforce really old fashioned gender roles, like boys should do yard work and take out the trash and that girls only belonged in the kitchen and were destined to become subservient housewives. And his father was so invested and distracted by his work that he never formed and real bonds with his children. He was also upset at the way his four sisters were treated. His parents wouldn't allow his sisters to have any friends over. They weren't allowed to have phones, or do any extra curricular activities, or drive once they reached the age where they could legally get their licenses. And it was even worse with Buddy, especially when he tried to come out to them and tell them he was gay - twice. The first time, his parents begged him to date girls because they saw his coming out as a real threat to them. The second time he tried they just threw out a slew of insults and homophobic falsehoods ranging from the idea that gay people were in fact mentally ill, to the idea that it was a simple choice and he was just making the wrong one. They threatened to disown him and told him he would be a failure in life unless he "fixed himself." This all made him so unhappy and he imagined that he would be under the control of his parents for the rest of his life. So, he felt he had to continue to pretend to be the perfect little straight Muslim boy in the house, dating girls and praying and the rest. He didn't think much of it, had been doing it pretty much his whole life, but when he finally confided in his friends they saw it for what it was, miserable and very, very unhealthy. They asked him to imagine what he would be and how he would feel if he was far enough away from them that they couldn't watch his every move, and judge and control him. That was a turning point for him and, realizing his parents were more like prison guards than anything else, he thought of the farthest place he could go without them having a negative impact on him and still be successful and thrive as a young gay man. After doing a little bit of research he concluded that California would be the best place for him -- a thriving LGBT community, a ton of diversity and acceptance, and on the other side of the country from his toxic family life and parents. So, he applied to a few schools in California and, was accepted to attend UCLA! It was one of the happiest moments of his life. His parents were hesitant about it at first, because of how far away it was, but they were happy to have him go to such a highly acclaimed school - that's mostly what they cared about. Since moving to Los Angeles Buddy has never been happier. He is part of a really diverse community with amazing friends, endless support, and a great education. Even though he returns home on Holidays and has to pretend, just like he used to, he is so happy to be out of that toxic house and on his own. His next wish is for his sisters, that they will recognize the truth about their parents, follow in his footsteps, and escape! - - - What's your story? storybooth wants to hear it! Most Popular storybooth Videos in Order of Popularity https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list... #storybooth #storyboothOnlyTrueStories


  • Makayla Crockett
    Makayla Crockett 5 months ago (edited)

    Mom: “No, you can’t wear sweatpants to church.”


    Oh wow most Muslim parents (including mine) are super kind and loving.

  • Isra :*
    Isra :* 2 months ago

    The way the daughters are treated is wrong

  • Mahdi Rahimi
    Mahdi Rahimi 2 months ago

    Am Muslim but am not like that

  • XxMidnight WoolfiexX
    XxMidnight WoolfiexX 2 months ago (edited)

    MUSLIMISIM I love being Muslim

  • think again
    think again 6 months ago

    the comment section =

  • Adam Salem
    Adam Salem 2 months ago

    Although his parents love him and spend money on him, he forms fake relationships with them...

  • Extremely Low Quality Content

    Yeah California? Good luck not living in a cardboard box

  • Lisa la floooja y loca :v
    Lisa la floooja y loca :v 2 months ago (edited)

    My mom dont let me be a furry or a cosplayer

  • Pepers By Afshan
    Pepers By Afshan 1 month ago

    I have one advice to his sisters DO NOT FOLLOW HIS HELLISH FOOT STEPT IT IS HARAAM OK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! (HARAAM means banned by religious law)

  • SaraTube 2468
    SaraTube 2468 3 months ago

    Most muslim parents are the kindest , loving , caring parets like my parents 💙

  • savage banana YT
    savage banana YT 2 months ago

    The thumb nail looks like their having fun at a rock n roll concert

  • Arexium
    Arexium 2 months ago (edited)

    At least they love you

  • 100% mike wezaozki Door

    You:mom do I have to wear socks with shoes

  • Livie The Hoe.
    Livie The Hoe. 2 months ago

    Im bi...my mother also didnt accept me :\

  • bluebunny 96
    bluebunny 96 6 months ago (edited)

    It’s sad how some parent don't approve of their kids' life choices JUST because they don't want to be embarrassed...

  • Carlos Blanco
    Carlos Blanco 1 month ago

    I think this the worst idea I’ve heard of, like I love my parents. And I will never ever try to have a fake relationship with them and just get far away. I just want them to understand and be for me no matter what.

  • Sandy Jones
    Sandy Jones 2 months ago

    I fill bad for you 4 sister's I have 5 BROTHER'S and im the onley girl I fill

  • princess khan
    princess khan 3 weeks ago

    I Am Muslim And I love My Life when I perfome namaz I feel comfortable and I feel my soul is in peace I just say they you are unlucky:-(:-!

  • Miiranos
    Miiranos 1 week ago (edited)

    OMG I heard his Voice And I thought Is he gay And he freaking is lmao