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  5 months ago +408

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    • Elizabeth Appleton
      Elizabeth Appleton 3 months ago

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

    • jessahjr
      jessahjr 3 months ago

      pøtåtø gīrł shut up he has his ways

    • Mochii
      Mochii 3 months ago

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

    • Elizabeth Appleton
      Elizabeth Appleton 3 months 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 4 months ago

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

  • BillCipher GFAMvsWORLD

    Everything changed when I turned 74, not 14

  • Joshua i am did Brady ear my mom and my dad

    Puberty at all yntyd

  • MAITHA Best
    MAITHA Best 14 days ago +1

    Don’t you just hate it when your parents catfish you

  • Khuslen Tsogtnemekh
    Khuslen Tsogtnemekh 14 days ago

    Im only 10

  • Khuslen Tsogtnemekh
    Khuslen Tsogtnemekh 14 days ago

    I met sean he has blonde hair and blue eyes is that true

  • butterfly 0055
    butterfly 0055 18 days ago

    This would be great comedy movie.

  • Elgene David
    Elgene David Month ago

    Me: (Sees candle when she turns 14)
    Also Me: I thought she turned 74

  • Vanessa Ta
    Vanessa Ta Month ago


  • Yuana Rodriguez
    Yuana Rodriguez Month ago +1

    0:31 The face Of Weirdo's. And she said "he's cute" Use me as a "Sean Is ugly" buTtOn >:)

  • Jordan Mitchell
    Jordan Mitchell Month ago +1

    I thought her candles said 74 for a minute lol

  • Camilla Scanlon
    Camilla Scanlon Month ago

    GIRL if I charged into my parents' room in the middle of the night and woke them up yelling accusations my mom would slap me and tell me it could wait till morning

  • Tae tae love
    Tae tae love Month ago +1

    We got the same situation 😐

  • Vanessa Ta
    Vanessa Ta Month ago


  • bishnu rai
    bishnu rai Month ago +1

    Stop being a brat ok 😚

  • Christine Mcpherson

    Wow ok!

  • valerie costales
    valerie costales Month ago

    They wanna be ron stoppable and kim possible so bad

  • lil sis
    lil sis Month ago

    Well it is so cute

  • lil sis
    lil sis Month ago


  • Victor Anacleto
    Victor Anacleto Month ago +1

    If my parents catfish me!
    First: I don't talk to them for months and make the devilish plan!
    second: I pretend to talk my parents (I won't forget what you did to me and Forgiveness is not enough)
    Third: I tell them that I have a special surprise for you!
    I give them two tissues not to see and two phones not to hear
    I ask to hold hands until I get there and take them in the van.
    Once we got there holding hands again, got inside we sat down and I asked them to take it off.
    they were shocked what they saw we are on TV Reality show: Dr. Phill
    That I want to see them shocked, humiliated and pay for what they did to me!

    • WATCH ME
      WATCH ME Month ago

      That's kinda messed up

  • T E D D Y
    T E D D Y Month ago

    This is just messed up xD

  • Hope Shaw
    Hope Shaw Month ago

    I just turned 12 and I’m allowed to LOCK my door.
    My parents also don’t ask me about my secrets.

  • awwalyeah
    awwalyeah Month ago +1

    "only has a handful of followers" *15 followers* so how many fingers do you have exactly?

  • mia narvaez
    mia narvaez Month ago

    It wasn’t a mistake tho

  • Megan Playz Games
    Megan Playz Games Month ago +1

    _You didn't put your Instagram on private mode?_

  • Frosty RAhAz
    Frosty RAhAz 2 months ago

    Bruh, she talks way too fast...

  • Arkles_ Mysticrose
    Arkles_ Mysticrose 2 months ago +2

    Thought I’d end up with Sean but it wasn’t a match

    EMILEY MASSEY 2 months ago

    Was his last name mclockin

  • Ambri brown
    Ambri brown 2 months ago +1

    But everything changed when I turned 74

  • Tuto Smith
    Tuto Smith 2 months ago

    Dad: hey u up
    Her: yah
    FBI agent: FBI OPEN UP!!!!!🎆

  • A person named Kai
    A person named Kai 2 months ago

    Her own parents ghosted her. Oooof

  • Sofia De La Rosa
    Sofia De La Rosa 2 months ago

    Her : his name was Shawn
    The screen : Sean!!
    Me : WHICH ONE!!!😵

  • Zoe Hill
    Zoe Hill 2 months ago

    Who goes to the beach with their clothes?

  • Galaxy Stars
    Galaxy Stars 2 months ago


  • Mirvesh YJ
    Mirvesh YJ 2 months ago

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

  • Lilsnow
    Lilsnow 2 months ago

    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 2 months ago

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  • Snowdrop snow star
    Snowdrop snow star 3 months ago +1

    I don’t trust my family never will

  • Heaven Sargent
    Heaven Sargent 3 months ago

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

  • Oh Look it's Shamy
    Oh Look it's Shamy 3 months ago

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

  • Hannah Rose
    Hannah Rose 3 months ago

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

  • Terri Trigger
    Terri Trigger 3 months ago +1

    *Then he just disappeared* All catfish do that

  • Ava And Katherine
    Ava And Katherine 3 months ago

    I thought she was turning 74

  • Grenadiel
    Grenadiel 3 months ago

    I would say it was a nice.. InvestigaSean.

  • Holzzzy
    Holzzzy 3 months ago +1

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

  • Mochii
    Mochii 3 months ago

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

  • Mochii
    Mochii 3 months ago


  • Grace Santoli
    Grace Santoli 3 months ago

    i hate how all the narrators have like shaky voices ugh

  • Amanda Weaver
    Amanda Weaver 3 months ago

    My friend has been catfished last May

  • JaiC Bacote
    JaiC Bacote 3 months 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 3 months ago

    Please turksh share

  • FanGirlNation
    FanGirlNation 3 months 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 3 months ago +1

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

  • Hap
    Hap 3 months ago

    Dang she’s turning 74

  • Sebastian Bruno
    Sebastian Bruno 3 months ago +1

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

  • Micah MidStar
    Micah MidStar 3 months ago

    Anybody here from sssniperwolf

  • BeurreSalé_Ytb_Mapper
    BeurreSalé_Ytb_Mapper 3 months ago +1

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

  • Nica Ann Pancito
    Nica Ann Pancito 3 months ago

    I thought t'was 74 HAHAHAHA

  • Ethan Maverick Tan
    Ethan Maverick Tan 4 months ago

    those parents are just disgusting!

  • najmeh shefreie
    najmeh shefreie 4 months ago

    That was so intersting. Thanks for sharing this story.