Good morning Steve, Shirley, and morning crew, I'm a 25 year old college student majoring in surgical tech. I've been dating my boyfriend for 6 months now and so far everything has been awesome. Here's where the problem starts, I've been living with my grandma since the age of 12 since both of my parents passed away in a car accident. I'm the oldest of 4 kids and the only girl. My grandma has been doing a wonderful job taking care of me and my siblings, but now since I'm growing older she has become extremely controlling. I'm wanting to move into my own place and focus on the better things in life, but grandma is telling me I better not. I explained to her that now I'm older and it's time I make my own decisions and face responsibility. She insists that I'm out of my mind and I will not be going anywhere until the day that she dies. I wanted her to meet my boyfriend and decided to take her out to dinner so she can get to know him, and she said she isn't meeting some hoodlum that's going to impregnate me. I told her how about me bringing him over to the house to make her more comfortable and she says she don't want anybody over who gonna eat up all her cornbread. This grandma of mine is going crazy! Last week she tells me I have a doctor's appointment set up and when I questioned her, why? She said it's for birth control. I talked to her about it and told her that as a 25 year old woman I think I can make those decisions on my own and that I'm no longer a child. She then got extremely upset and said if I didn't shut my mouth that she was gonna back slap me. My boyfriend called the house phone the other night cause he couldn't reach me on my cell phone and she told him that if he ever dared to call her house phone again that I will be practicing surgical tech on him cause she was gonna cut him up. He chuckled thinking she was playing, but she was serious. This is getting really out of hand and I'm afraid that if this continues with my grandma our relationship wont be the same. Steve and Shirley please help me with this grandma of mine! I don't know what to do anymore.
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