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Have You Ever Lied to Your Family About Your Living Situation?

You could have cut the tension with a knife last night on The Hills when Heidi's mom made a surprise appearance for her daughter's birthday. Apparently she was unaware that Spencer had moved back in and was disappointed, to say the least, to have been kept in the dark. Although Heidi's mom's distress was mostly due to her daughter's dysfunctional relationship, I know not all parents are accepting of their kids cohabitating with their significant others before marriage. So if you're parents fall into that category, tell me, have you ever lied to them about your living situation in order to share an address with your significant other?

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designerel designerel 8 years
Ditto on Heidi looking awful. I was watching season 1 of "The Hills" (errr, it's my guilty pleasure) and Heidi looked sooooooooooo different. Obviously because this was before her plastic surgery, but she was so innocent and vibrant and happy-go-lucky, for the most part. Heidi now is like a robot-- in her facial expressions and demeanor. BOO SPENCER!
c-a-t-h c-a-t-h 8 years
Heidi looks so awful in that picture. Who wears that much makeup top sit around at home???
melizzle melizzle 8 years
No, but my mom lied to my more socially conservative, extended family about it.
lily3484 lily3484 8 years
I wouldnt lie to my parents. I moved in with my bf and I did lie to my grandmother. She is very traditional and would not respect or understand my position. Its easier to avoid hurting her feelings.
GMarie GMarie 8 years
My parents are wonderful but very traditional, and I'm the oldest of five. When my husband and I were dating and he moved to California (from Kansas), we discussed my moving out with him, but I couldn't do that to my folks. We dated a little longer and then solved the long distance issue by getting married. It'll be 7 years next week! My younger brother just got married and WAS living with his fiance and lying about it - but we all knew. My mom was unhappy about it but never once said anything to him. I guess I could have gotten away with it and never knew ;)
christie christie 8 years
My parents aren't the most traditional people so nah they wouldn't care. As long as we could afford and weren't being rash, they wouldn't care. They'd help me move and everything.. Why can't Spencer and Heidi just disappear! He absolutely terrifies me.
designerel designerel 8 years
I'm not living with my bf at this time, but we plan to live together at some point. I don't think I can hide something like that... besides, it's my money going toward the place, so it's not like they can stop me. However, I am in a bind right now because I do live with my parents and occasionally I spend the night at my bf's. My mom knows... she disapproves, but she acknowledges that I am old enough to make my own decisions. However, I still have to hide it because my dad doesn't know. And he would kill me.
Phunkometry Phunkometry 8 years
Yes. My first year of college, I was in a dorm... until my boyfriend got an apartment in the same city. Much further away from school, but definitely a lot more fun. My parents knew that I spent a lot of time there, but they did not know that I had a drawer-full of constantly-rotating clothes there as well. I didn't pay rent and I didn't formally live there, but I never told them that I spent night after night there. I think, once my mom found out that I was having sex, she kind of figured it out, though. My dad's still in the dark about everything though. I think.
cgmaetc cgmaetc 8 years
I'm 30-something, and I moved back in with my parents to help my mom take care of my dad. But when I tell guys or old friends I live with my parents, they look at me funny, like I'm some kind of loser. It's tough enough putting my life on hold for my parents, but getting shit for it from other people I'm not where they think I should be (married, house, kids, dog) really doesn't help.
Pallas-Athena Pallas-Athena 8 years
My cousin has. She is stupid.
tlsgirl tlsgirl 8 years
No way. My parents are cool with me living with my boyfriend anyway, but even if they weren't I'd tell them. I just don't see any need to keep it a secret. After 18, it's not like they can anything but disapprove anyway.
Deidre Deidre 8 years
No, I wouldn't lie to them. I'd feel too guilty, and I would hate having to cover it up when they came to town for a visit. Besides, I was already set on not living with my fiance until after we got engaged -- my own non-family influenced decision. My folks were pretty supportive of that choice. Besides, I'm financially independent, so they really wouldn't have a say in the matter if they did have a problem with it. (Dr Frankenfurter! That totally made me giggle.)
alliallialli alliallialli 8 years
Nope, I've never lied about me and my boyfriend living together. As a side note, has anyone else noticed Heidi's resemblance to Dr. Frank-n-furter in this picture?
chicobo chicobo 8 years
My boyfriend sleeps over and I don't tell them about that. I think they have an inkling though. As for living together (as in one residence versus our current situation with two), I think my mom would have a cow. Cohabitation in her eyes is evil.
Lele777 Lele777 8 years
I have done it before. It's better to be honest. The tension goes away much faster and they don't feel betrayed on top of everything else!
princess_eab princess_eab 8 years
p.s. I'm 29 and they still get upset about the idea that I might not be a virgin.
princess_eab princess_eab 8 years
Yes. My family would disown me, but my ex and I wanted to move in together. Turns out that was a bad idea anyway, but we did it for two years and he was always angry that I couldn't tell them. If anybody is ever in a situation like mine, I recommend not moving in. I still don't regret not telling them, though - they're vengeful people.
psterling psterling 8 years
haha, I moved in with my Fiance the day my mom left for a monthlong trip! I didn't tell her that I moved until the drive back home from the airport. She wasn't too pleased...
bbkf bbkf 8 years
No. My in-laws are very conservative Catholics and were shocked when my husband, who I was only dating at the time, moved in together. They were completely angry for a long time, but it's not their life, so we told them to deal with it.
Mesayme Mesayme 8 years
Mesayme Mesayme 8 years
Whatever... she raised that brat. Deal with it. -I don't watch the show... I just thought it applies. :) Ah... no parents :woohoo: Should be bad. But it's not. My parents are like Lindsay Lohan's... no none then. :ROTFL:
maddiemom maddiemom 8 years
If my boyfriend was Spencer i would lie to my parents! and all the people in the world
cmd0610 cmd0610 8 years
My mum one time asked where my fiance was going to live when he finally moved back from Paris to Houston, and we were already engaged before he moved back here, I didn't care and my dad didn't care and my mum never brought it up again so whatever, I wouldn't lie about it bc I have a job and I'm independent and I don't care if they are upset or not. Perhaps if we hadn't been so serious they might have cared more. Also we lived together in Paris b4 we were engaged but we knew we were on the "path to marriage". My parents didn't care then bc it was saving huge rent costs and they cared more about that haha.
javsmav javsmav 8 years
I did. I said I was living with a friend one summer when I lived with my boyfriend. I moved back in with him after I graduated & told them then. They said they knew about the summer, too. I was pretty vague so it was probably pretty obvious.
skigurl skigurl 8 years
not me, but i think this is more common than i'd think i'd never consider lying to my parents!
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