Torn between what I want vs what my parents want. How did you deal with it?
I am constantly torn between the things I want to do, and the things my parents expect out of me. Since they have dedicated their lives to make me who I am today, it feels guilty to hurt them.
They want me to get married, I want to stay single and adopt a child. I don't have time for relationship BS. They want me to return to India and stay close to them, I have career moves to make here. I didn't work my ass off to get here and then go back so soon to do the usual shit in India at a nominal salary, get married, dedicate my life to some guy, make babies, cook for him, and take care of in-laws. They feel that is a balanced life to lead. Also, my sibling's health isn't great, which worries them, I don't want to add to their stress. I want to make my own decisions, but at the same time I don't want to hurt them either. How did you deal with such situations?