My Parents Catfished Me To Control Me

  • Published on Jun 17, 2019

    Hello guys, I’m Madison. I know that the story I'm gonna tell you right now is really messed up. Stuff like this is far from normal and both my parents and I are well aware of how terrible it all might sound. But this… still happened.
    So it all started when I met a guy on Instagram. He liked some of my pictures and pretty soon DMed about a book I had mentioned in one of my posts. Talking to me about literature is the quick way to winning over my heart. I know this sounds funny, but it’s true. So I replied and we started talking. His name was Sean, he was about my age, and… he was cute.
    I just have to mention. There was NO FLIRTING coming from him throughout the whole story. He was just being nice, I was dropping hints, but he did not respond. It got me annoyed at the time, but now I feel relieved.
    Anyway I had been telling him stuff about school, about my friends, about my family… just stuff I was up to. I was trying to keep it cute and smart.
    And here’s what was going on between my parents and I at that time. You see, my family never really understood the concept of “personal” space. My parents always said that there should be no secrets in our family, that we should share everything, and that we should trust each other more than we trust anybody else. And sometimes in my life this approach has helped me a lot: I always found support and comfort there. And I didn't know it could be any other way either, since it's always been like this. But everything changed when I turned 14.
    I was growing up and, most of all, I felt a huge need for personal space. I guess many of you might be able to relate to that. It was not about doing something behind closed doors, it was more about the feeling, the “psychological” space I guess. I started to not share as much with my parents and (the most basic example) I started to close the door to my room, which was open 24/7 throughout my childhood. My parents would walk by or come in and I had had no problem with that… until now.
    And my parents did not understand. We had multiple conversations about it - not really fights, but these talks were not pleasant. I explained to them that I needed personal space, but they acted like these two words didn't exist in the English language.
    Phew, sorry I'm getting off track, this has been bothering me for a long time already. Anyway, Sean and I started texting each other. He wouldn't reply immediately like most of my friends do, sometimes it would take him hours. But I didn't care. He seemed so much like me. Everything he said was so accurate, like he knew exactly what to say to win my trust. I didn’t even notice the moment that I started telling him everything about my life, since it usually takes me way more time to get close with someone.
    So it was going perfectly. He was living in another town and we never talked about meeting in real life, but I started to think about it constantly. And, I know how crazy it sounds, but all of this happened within A WEEK. Then he disappeared.
    Yeah, you heard that right, he just stopped texting me. He vanished. I was devastated. Am I that ugly and boring that it’s just impossible to talk to me for more than a few days? I didn't see this coming at all, he didn't ever seem disappointed! The more I thought about it, the more complicated it got. I had never felt so bad in my life.
    I checked his account every day, but nothing was going on there. No new pictures, no stories, just nothing.
    And the people who tried really hard to help me get out of this were my parents. They did not force me to go to school, and they were so caring and tried to distract me. One day both of them took the day off just for us to drive to the beach, which is not too far away from our town, and spend the day together. All day, I thought about how lucky I was to have parents like this.
    A little later, after some fresh air, I did feel a little better so I decided to investigate. He only had a handful of followers, and this was the first time that I checked on who these people were. And… they were just some spam accounts. And I have to mention that he only had a few pictures on his account, hmmm... and on second thought they were pretty... generic. Like a picture of a sunset, the book he had texted me about… not much really. And don’t judge me, but I didn’t question Sean’s existence because when we talked, he sounded so so real.
    These discoveries did not make me any happier. Even if it was not about me, what kind of evil person would do something like that? I was drowning in my thoughts about it, but pretty soon everything became clear.

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    ACTUALLY HAPPENED  3 months ago +391

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    • Elizabeth Appleton
      Elizabeth Appleton 26 days ago

      Yr6 as in: reception, yr1, yr2, *ect.* yr6.

    • jessahjr
      jessahjr 26 days ago

      pøtåtø gīrł shut up he has his ways

    • piink angel
      piink angel 26 days ago

      @Elizabeth Appleton yr 6 ? As in year 6?? You were 6 YEARS OLD

    • Elizabeth Appleton
      Elizabeth Appleton Month ago

      When I was in yr6, there was a boy I liked, but he had a gf. We started talking on I don't remember what social media, and he started insulting me. He was also being rude to his gf and everyone else. He was being racist and sexist and when anyone confronted him he denied everything, saying he didn't even use that platform.

      Turns out it wasn't him, even though they had his face as the profile pic and everything.

    • Audrey Collins
      Audrey Collins Month ago

      I understand overprotective parents but good grief that's not cool.😲😵😵

  • Galaxy Stars
    Galaxy Stars 2 days ago


  • Sam Alexander Wilkinson

    Me: looks at title
    Her: i met this boy named Sean
    Me: you don't say 🤦‍♂️


    Parents having brown hair and blue and brown eyes Girl havign ginger hair and green eyes sweety i think there is another secret in that family!

  • Noor Noor1
    Noor Noor1 7 days ago

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  • Snowdrop snow star
    Snowdrop snow star 9 days ago +1

    I don’t trust my family never will

  • Heaven Sargent
    Heaven Sargent 10 days ago

    All these facetunes ad making me think I need them 😭😂

  • Oh Look it's Shamy
    Oh Look it's Shamy 12 days ago

    When I watched the start I heard
    "What's up guys, I'm not a Sim."

  • Hannah Rose
    Hannah Rose 12 days ago

    My RUclip is messed up. Apparently the user who made this is pewdiepie, the title is “Growing plants underwater”

  • Terri Trigger
    Terri Trigger 14 days ago +1

    *Then he just disappeared* All catfish do that

  • Ava And Katherine
    Ava And Katherine 16 days ago

    I thought she was turning 74

  • Grenadiel
    Grenadiel 16 days ago

    I would say it was a nice.. InvestigaSean.

  • Holo
    Holo 19 days ago +1

    Wouldn't be surprised if its the girl from the "parents catfish daughter" on TLC video

  • piink angel
    piink angel 26 days ago

    2:36 PEOPLE HAVE LIFES TOO! they have things to take care of not everyone gonna have time for you

  • piink angel
    piink angel 26 days ago


  • Graakae
    Graakae 29 days ago

    i hate how all the narrators have like shaky voices ugh

  • Amanda Weaver
    Amanda Weaver Month ago

    My friend has been catfished last May

  • JaiC Bacote
    JaiC Bacote Month ago

    Omg, I don’t think your parents realized that probably made you feel like a big ol’ loser 😳 Geez, that was low.
    Parents, don’t do this 😒😂

  • Eda Koçyiğit
    Eda Koçyiğit Month ago

    Please turksh share

  • FanGirlNation
    FanGirlNation Month ago

    Maybe she should tell people about how she's adopted, because she has red hair and green eyes with her parents have brown hair and blue and brown eyes.

  • Elizabeth Appleton
    Elizabeth Appleton Month ago +1

    Likes for this comment add a year to my age and dislikes take one off. Chose.

  • Frozen Latte
    Frozen Latte Month ago

    Dang she’s turning 74

  • Sebastian Bruno
    Sebastian Bruno Month ago +1

    6:05 why is her dad rubbing her boob??

  • Micah MidStar
    Micah MidStar Month ago

    Anybody here from sssniperwolf

  • BeurreSalé_Ytb_Mapper

    1:04 *share everything*
    Not a single soul:
    Not a single fuckin atom:
    Soviet anthem: *plays*

  • Nica Ann Pancito
    Nica Ann Pancito Month ago

    I thought t'was 74 HAHAHAHA

  • Ethan Maverick Tan
    Ethan Maverick Tan Month ago

    those parents are just disgusting!

  • najmeh shefreie
    najmeh shefreie Month ago

    That was so intersting. Thanks for sharing this story.

  • Steel Upbeat
    Steel Upbeat Month ago

    I made the soccer team boys

  • Mimikyu The Pro 999

    Today we learned to stop keeping secrets from your parents

  • Nicole Lui
    Nicole Lui Month ago

    She talks too fast....

  • Significant Mc
    Significant Mc Month ago

    Same thing happened to my cousin maddison... wait whaf

  • Yolanda Soto
    Yolanda Soto Month ago

    But Everything Changed When SHe Was 74 Or 14?

  • Lise Sykes
    Lise Sykes Month ago

    I like how some kids go on this channel talking about tragedies and this girls like, "MY PARENTS LIED TO ME SO THEY COULD MAKE ME HAPPY!"

  • wteva99
    wteva99 Month ago +1

    I'm older than 6.

  • alexander lol no
    alexander lol no Month ago

    Damn. That's genius, fucked up but genius.

  • Daniii TV
    Daniii TV Month ago

    Ghosting HAHAHAHAHA

  • Crystal _cat gaming

    If I were u i would take they're apologie
    I mean what kind of daughter does that
    Try to compare your sins to your mom & dad, and your mom & dad's sins to you.

  • MelodyLin0319
    MelodyLin0319 Month ago

    I think this one of the kids who had been on Coby Persin’s videos.

  • Danae Chris
    Danae Chris Month ago

    "And now we are fine"

  • ᔕEᖇEᑎᗪIᑭITY
    ᔕEᖇEᑎᗪIᑭITY Month ago +1

    Is this video sped up? Something seems off.

  • Clara
    Clara Month ago +1

    I just broke up whit my boyfriend in roblox then i heard my uncle cry.

  • Rebekah Gonzalez Leng

    Did anyone thought the candles said “74” not “14” or was it just me 😂

  • 1SpicyBoi
    1SpicyBoi Month ago

    It’s not uncommon for families to not have secrets in their household because if you keep bad thoughts bottled up in your head it can lead to addiction. Trust me I know

  • Yaboypenguin 44
    Yaboypenguin 44 Month ago

    I was talking to this girl for a couple months and I started to feelings for her, I thought she was the prettiest girl I have ever met. I was 13 at the time (young I know) I started to give her little hints that I liked her. She started to catch on and she also gave little hints. I thought to my self “she definitely likes me” we started to Talk a lot more on Instagram and I was really happy. Finally we started to FaceTime and she looked completely different then her instagram posts. That’s when I realized I was being catfished

  • Alex and The emerald chest

    Help. This video is too quick for me

  • Joral Johnston
    Joral Johnston Month ago

    I have a sad and bad story

  • X. Baughans
    X. Baughans Month ago

    Did anyone else think she was turning 74

  • Kat Vlogs
    Kat Vlogs Month ago

    Title: My parents catfished me to control me
    Me: It can't be that bad
    After seeing it : I'm glad my parents are not this controlling because this is bad

  • Just Mystic
    Just Mystic Month ago

    Boii Sean looks like a crackhead mate ( In his picture )

  • Alex Wright
    Alex Wright Month ago +1

    The talker is talking too fast

  • břoķeñ çońfűsîoń

    The 14 looks like a 74

  • Chris Collins
    Chris Collins Month ago

    Why did you show the most rarest record player of all time a gromephone

  • gaming boyz
    gaming boyz Month ago

    I didn't know we pronounce sean as shawn😂

  • gaming omega
    gaming omega Month ago

    If they acted like they didn't understand what personal space mean. The get a translator you freaking moron!

  • TheBlackMexican90
    TheBlackMexican90 Month ago

    Did her candle's say she was 74..

  • Timeless Songsinger

    My mom hates when my door was closed ever, and likes too look through my phone. Wanna smack her soemtimes when she does it and forgets to shut what I don't have open so I KNOW she does

  • C Smith
    C Smith Month ago +1


  • Saneyah Amyaa
    Saneyah Amyaa Month ago +2

    The 14th birthday candles looked like they said 74 ☠️☠️

  • T - Series
    T - Series Month ago

    1:27 “it’s not the need to do something behind closed doors...”
    Me: looks at my closed door.