Overprotective parents and dating
What do you do when your parents don’t approve or feel that the person you love/dating is the right person for you? And while I like to maintain a separation between church and date, I don’t think your culture can be entirely ignored here. So if your parents are super-caring and attentive, they’re likely to be overprotective.
Do you respect their wishes and find someone who is welcome at home and around your family, or do you follow your heart and stay with the person you love even if your parents may not attend the wedding? I’ve explored this concept before, in relation to successful women, but I think it applies to Judaism as well. If they’re intelligent, they’re likely to be opinionated.
I buy all the groceries pay rent pay bills provide everything.
This trope is especially common in stereotypes of the Deep South, where every sweet Georgia Peach has a very large (usually fat, hairy, and drunk) father in a white tank top that usually keeps a rifle or shotgun with him at all times. Depending on how this is played and how much you want to dissect it, this trope can carry all of the same problems as My Girl Is Not a Slut and — if done badly — it may imply that the woman in question is less an agent of her own destiny than her male relatives or, worse yet, that she's somehow their property. This is due to the breaking down of female-on-male abuse and cougars (i.e.
If Adults Are Useless, then he'll probably just be comic relief as he huffs and puffs ineffectually. older women dating younger men), so it is Truth in Television in a way.
We fought physically because she wouldn't leave me alone she would constantly try to make me stay home against my will not wanting me to go out and have a life up until she had a stroke when I was 24.
I turned to alcohol when she was at work because I was so depressed I wished her dead she had been protective of me since I was little.
Otherwise, he may serve as a Parent Ex Machina to deliver the message that you Can't Get Away with Nuthin' and ground his daughter at some point. There's also the "mothers being overprotective over their sons/daughters" kind of genderflips, often associated with the Jewish Mother stereotype.