I don't even know where to start! Sometimes I feel as if I'm about to burst with emotions. I'm 23 and my parents are so OVERPROTECTIVE! My mum literally controls my life. She plans it from morning till evening. She chooses the clothes I wear, how I do my hair etc. She's obsessed that I eat healthy food and that I take the correct vitamins. I am not allowed any alcohol or sweets. The irony is that in spite of this I am still slightly overweight and have always been. And I have more health problems than most people my age do. It may sound funny and you may laugh at this but when you're in the middle of such a situation it's pathetic. My mum literally forces me to intoduce every single friend/acquaintace to her, cause she must choose the people I talk to as they might influence me badly. Her expectations of me change every day. One day she wants me to find a husband and marry at all costs (which I don't want to do). The next she wants me to remain single, live my life as a hermit, and focus more on my career. I've just started my first full-time job and am finishing my full-time postgrad studies, so I am very very busy at the moment. However sometimes she annoys me so much that I cannot contain my feelings anymore and have to come here and waste my time ranting before I can continue working. Mum is also nagging me to find a better job as soon as possible. Lately, due to the stressful situation and pressures I am under I feel like committing suicide. My parents have already started planning how much money I am allowed to spend and how much I have to save for furthering my studies abroad. They don't want me to leave home yet. Sometimes my mum calls me stupid or naive. Well it's her fault if I have become like this. They've been holding my hand and protecting me since I was born. I've been wondering what xxxxxx while my parents are not at home obviously (it has to be a miracle for both of them to leave me alone in our house). Also, I heve never told them that I am depressed and I have never attempted suicide before. Therefore I don't know why they are so reluctant to leave me unattended, as they probably don't know anything about my suicidal thoughts.