What to do when your parents are controlling your life?

My mom & dad are just awful. I love them to death, but they have been doing things lately that just upset me. They don't want me to see my fiancé/boyfriend anymore because they think he's a bad influence on me and that he's way too old for me. They're telling me as long as they are paying for my college, rent, bills, I have to do exactly what they say and not see my fiancé anymore. What to do?

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      I have to agree, Polaquita. Parents usually don't dislike something for no good reason. If they feel that he is a bad influence, you might want to consider their reasons. At least try to see it from their perspective. They are older than you and have been through more than you have, seen a lot more than you have and tend to be a bit wiser lol. As a young adult, it's hard for us to listen to our parents because we want to be old enough to make our own decisions, but sometimes listening to our parents can save us a whole lot of heartache. Your parents obviously love you if they are allowing you to live there and support you entirely. They aren't doing all of that because they have to, it's because they want to and because they want you to have as good as a life as you can. When you are their age and your child is a young adult, you'll be saying the exact same things, trust me lol. You'll want all the bad people out of their life and only want good things for them. That's part of growing up. That's part of being a real parent.
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