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  Month ago +338

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    • pøtåtø gīrł
      pøtåtø gīrł 27 days ago +1

      @Kylee Sheree *with not whit

    • Alaynia Moore
      Alaynia Moore Month ago +3

      @Kylee Sheree Dude something like this happened to me to on an app called LIKE.

    • Kylee Sheree
      Kylee Sheree Month ago +7

      I was on a app call musically. Tik tok now but anyways I was live streaming and a guy named (Johnnyviorlando) and he started to basically prey on me and my little sister telling my little sister she had nice legs. And told me I was beautiful. He lived in Canada and I live in Alabama. Pretty far away right. He kept asking me to come and see him and I said “uhh I don’t think my mom and dad would be ok whit that” and he kept on and on and he told me we could have s*x and I was like uhhh. And I later found out he was a 40 year old man.

    • I am Karen and I took the kids
      I am Karen and I took the kids Month ago +2

      I breathed

    • Green Bean Queen
      Green Bean Queen Month ago +2


  • Vicent Animates
    Vicent Animates 23 hours ago

    Does nobody realized that she tried to move out of her house at *14?!*

  • SGoat Youtube
    SGoat Youtube Day ago

    Dad: send nudes
    Her: Bet

  • pero kobasica
    pero kobasica Day ago


  • AaronTreee
    AaronTreee Day ago

    0:00 hello guys I’m not a sin

    DJ DETO Day ago

    Everyone: find someone till 14
    Me: 16 still single

  • MuzikSource
    MuzikSource Day ago

    * I fell in love with my parents

  • BFTAP Amir
    BFTAP Amir 2 days ago

    Not to be mean but i dont really like your drawing srry

  • king hadi x
    king hadi x 3 days ago

    They just wanted to know if you were hiding something no bigi

  • I'm a Banana power
    I'm a Banana power 3 days ago

    Wow that's mean or rude lucky that my mum doesn't do that and when you have a daughter if she saids I need space you need to give her space 1= like - you agree

  • Myah Lundstrom
    Myah Lundstrom 3 days ago

    Help me pls

  • Imamah Mazhar
    Imamah Mazhar 3 days ago

    the guys name is Shawn, not Sean

  • I don't have any ideas Suso

    Stop making jokes!!!

  • i oana
    i oana 4 days ago

    You have horible parents

  • Bluedog79
    Bluedog79 4 days ago

    I remember when me and my little sister were kids,she had a pen pal that turned out to just be our Mom. I don't remember my sis being upset about it when she found out,but it was something this reminded me of.

  • Karagyn Scott
    Karagyn Scott 4 days ago

    Omg my friends all have personal space. And there parents dont go threw there phone and I get why my dad goes threw mine but seriously personal space dad

  • Ned Wed
    Ned Wed 5 days ago

    “14” Bruh that says 74

  • Dragon Frosted
    Dragon Frosted 5 days ago +1

    Who else stays up till 2:00AM watching *ACTUALLY HAPPENED?*

    • Dragon Frosted
      Dragon Frosted 5 days ago

      In reality i can't make it to 2am so I sleep at 1:45am watching *ACTUALLY HAPPENED*

  • Blushing Fox
    Blushing Fox 5 days ago +1

    1:19, the “1” be looking like a “7” so then your 74?

  • sqxie
    sqxie 5 days ago +1

    “To control me” lmao what?? They’re literally just trying to talk to you??

  • Ross Bob
    Ross Bob 5 days ago

    Why does this sound sped up

  • Matthew Pohlot
    Matthew Pohlot 5 days ago

    1:18 your turning 14? The. Why is they a 74 on the b-day cake 🤦‍♂️

  • Da Gamer
    Da Gamer 6 days ago

    Congrats on 3m sub 👑🔥

  • Addison Gordon
    Addison Gordon 6 days ago

    Lmao thought this was fakd

  • James.d. Morris
    James.d. Morris 6 days ago

    If I've learned anything it's always be careful of who you befriend on social media, hell that's why I don't internet date, I date for real. To many FAKERS out there. I'll befriend ya on Facebook (maybe) but dating is not optional. To many times has my heart been lied to/broken.

  • rayquaza
    rayquaza 6 days ago

    the turntable she got was a crosley. those are the WORST one you can get.

  • 2 sk8r children
    2 sk8r children 6 days ago

    At 1:18 I thought the candles said 74...

  • Pewdiepie Fan
    Pewdiepie Fan 6 days ago +2

    The birthday number looked 74 for a sec

  • i need 15 sub to beat my friend yt

    0:34 don't you mean


  • Janelle C.
    Janelle C. 7 days ago

    I thought it said 74 on the candle on the cake

  • Eiza Corpuz
    Eiza Corpuz 7 days ago

    When it said 14 I thought it said 74

  • Queen Laelah
    Queen Laelah 7 days ago

    The cake looks like it say 74 instead of 14 😂😂😂

  • Angelina Coffey
    Angelina Coffey 7 days ago

    The 14 on the cake looked like 74 and i was all... WAIT WHAT!?

  • Werner Kersfeld
    Werner Kersfeld 7 days ago

    Same with my mom, put she always says: “as long as I pay this house (she doesn’t, my dad does) I have the right to go into your room whenever I want to” she always goes through my personal stuff and it’s very embarrassing.

  • Marionette
    Marionette 7 days ago

    Gwen, is that you?

  • Miia. M
    Miia. M 7 days ago

    I spoke to one guy (i don't remember the accounts name) for few weeks and he disappeared

  • Ark Stuff
    Ark Stuff 7 days ago

    People with glasses aren't boring you a**

  • guillermo lopez
    guillermo lopez 8 days ago

    Bish have you looked in the mirror

  • نِـسْـيَـاْن / Ñëśîàñ

    Plz i rly need somone to talk to.. can anybody help ?

  • Doll FaZ3
    Doll FaZ3 8 days ago +1

    I still wouldn’t b talking to them 💯 that’s more then messed up and this boy was your 1st attraction even worse

  • AUSSIE Dogs
    AUSSIE Dogs 8 days ago

    That’s just sick 🤢

  • panakhun chunchuesab

    1:04 we should share everything

    Communism joins the chat

  • THE Blackcat
    THE Blackcat 8 days ago +1

    Sean from nigahiga?

  • David Joseph
    David Joseph 8 days ago

    I thought you were turning seventy-four (74)

  • Anthony Paul Minervini

    Hmmm.... she doesn’t look 74....

  • Margarita Molokova
    Margarita Molokova 8 days ago

    I have the same thing. My family also say we should share secrets. But I’d want want this kind of rules.

  • cisco boi
    cisco boi 8 days ago

    Gurl u might be adopted cause ur hair is orange and ur parents are brown im sorry

  • Kristine Gonzales
    Kristine Gonzales 8 days ago

    ummm,mmmmmm thats seean just saying bw

  • Vanya UT Fan
    Vanya UT Fan 8 days ago +1

    To be honest I'm scared if my room door was closed so I kept it open since I was a little kid but when I turned 12-years-old I had to close them for personal space and I even stay at my room 8 hours a day cuz I'm emmbarrass to play out side the neighborhood cuz children there were only 3 - 8 years old

  • S.ツ
    S.ツ 8 days ago

    If I was the parents and caught her tryna move somewhere else I'ma be like.
    Honestly how I would feel.
    No hate plz UwU

  • Tiffany and Jacqueline NONE OF YOU CONCERN

    Her cake said 74

  • Hailey Young
    Hailey Young 8 days ago

    U sure dat crooked face is cute? (0:31

  • Xx_crunchingQueen_ xX


  • G H
    G H 8 days ago

    My name is Katie

    Aussie BASTARD BAST 8 days ago

    He doesn’t have to like you it’s his life

  • mirandacat2503 14t0
    mirandacat2503 14t0 8 days ago

    Madison: his name is Shawn
    App: his name is sean

  • awesome DINOSAUR
    awesome DINOSAUR 8 days ago

    Same accept my parents don’t care they’re like “space? What is this space you speak of??”

  • FeroGames and Other
    FeroGames and Other 8 days ago

    What is this doki doki literature club

  • Cheyenne N
    Cheyenne N 8 days ago

    Can we talk about how she has green eyes her dad has brown eyes and her mom had blue eyes🤣

  • Lamborghini Aventador

    *H E L L O*

  • Ascunsiion .o
    Ascunsiion .o 8 days ago +1

    Not trying to be mean but she look like candance like if u agree

  • gacha kate
    gacha kate 8 days ago

    I thought the 14 was 74 XD

  • AmisconPlayz
    AmisconPlayz 8 days ago

    Why is all there eyes different colours green blue brown bruh. If this is copied credit to whoever did this

  • Isabelle shears
    Isabelle shears 8 days ago

    I thought the candles said 74 not 17

  • Daisy And Mr pineapple
    Daisy And Mr pineapple 8 days ago +1

    1:18 it looked like she is 74 lmao 😂

  • miss m plays music
    miss m plays music 8 days ago +1

    I was born

  • dt. daniellexx
    dt. daniellexx 9 days ago

    Girl she talks even faster than james charles

  • Aubrey Tetzlaff
    Aubrey Tetzlaff 9 days ago +1

    Video: his name was Shawn
    Picture: SeAn
    Video: I was hinting at the flirt
    Picture: HeY YoUr CuTe

  • Kylie Goodale
    Kylie Goodale 9 days ago

    “I was looking for loving options”
    You’re 14 😂

  • Jasmin Mcfarlane
    Jasmin Mcfarlane 9 days ago

    How do we share stories I want to tell my story

  • Ellz Bellz
    Ellz Bellz 9 days ago

    1:19 i thought it said 74 lol

  • odalys santana
    odalys santana 9 days ago

    Sean: send nudes ;)
    Girls mom: am I a joke to you

  • alicia teh
    alicia teh 9 days ago

    Wait but my brothers name is sean

  • Alixrrz Gaming
    Alixrrz Gaming 9 days ago

    Why would the girl believe someone on the internet

  • Maraea Robson
    Maraea Robson 9 days ago

    This is the best app

  • Not Bond Hassen
    Not Bond Hassen 9 days ago

    1:19 everything changed when I turned 74

  • Jacky Coleman
    Jacky Coleman 9 days ago

    Is she adopted because like she is the only one with orange hair?! (It’s a joke)

  • TGS Milo
    TGS Milo 9 days ago

    OMG she is adopted,look at her hair and eyes and look at her parents

  • Natalka_val _
    Natalka_val _ 9 days ago

    1:19 I thought that was 74 at first.

  • The Littlest Rainbow

    I'm really scared this is gonna happen to me

  • Cats Banana
    Cats Banana 10 days ago

    From the title the parents catfishing her seems wrong because its like they love her but not in the right way
    (No hate)

  • roach
    roach 10 days ago

    This is the most adorable family in the world!

  • PandaLv
    PandaLv 10 days ago

    3:58 wtf which year is it? who listen to that thing and have phone! Yt exists and spotify!

  • Recneps07
    Recneps07 10 days ago

    Parents: NO SECRETS
    Child: has red hair.
    Me: what?

    • Izz Kiwi
      Izz Kiwi 10 days ago

      Her hair is not red.

  • Imaprettyprettyprincess
    Imaprettyprettyprincess 11 days ago +1

    when she turned 14 her candles looked like it said 74

  • •mayumi chan•
    •mayumi chan• 11 days ago

    her:his name is shawn

    contact name:sean


  • TheJadedJames
    TheJadedJames 11 days ago

    This would of been one of the craziest MTV's Catfish episodes ever

  • Nuhamin Dereje
    Nuhamin Dereje 11 days ago

    Ur parents did that b/c mhh I don't know but u must forgive them one time my friend texted me by unknown number and I answered it but I didn't know it was her she said that she was her neighbor (she hates him soooooo much) then she let him do that with her then me and him fall in love then broke up soon now he is looking for me(he don't know where I live) 😓 but still I forgive my friend

  • Elias soto
    Elias soto 11 days ago

    bro u talk so fast

  • tin fox
    tin fox 11 days ago

    Next video
    My parents are attack helicopter and I don't know what to do

  • xXdisboichillXx
    xXdisboichillXx 11 days ago +2

    That kinda looks like a 74..
    Fix that please

  • Team Delta leader Gamesrus

    This sounds oddly familiar

  • Life with Kiana
    Life with Kiana 12 days ago

    She WANTED a record player WHATTTT!!!!

  • Trakiee
    Trakiee 12 days ago +1


  • Cameron Oltmann
    Cameron Oltmann 12 days ago

    ....her eyes are green.... her dads are brown... her moms are blue... ??? 😂

  • Maddison Dwyer
    Maddison Dwyer 12 days ago

    Mum: has brown hair
    Dad: has brown
    Girl: has orange/ yellow hair
    Umm yea

    • Maddison Dwyer
      Maddison Dwyer 9 days ago

      Izz Kiwi I will thankyou for the advice!!

    • Izz Kiwi
      Izz Kiwi 10 days ago

      Go back to school and learn what a recessive trait is.

  • Ender King
    Ender King 12 days ago

    I'm 11 and I fell the need for space

  • Bailey Franklin
    Bailey Franklin 13 days ago

    *Show less*

  • Alexis’s Vlogs Sksksk
    Alexis’s Vlogs Sksksk 13 days ago +1

    why did i think 14 was seventy-five 😂😂

  • Lillyanna Appling
    Lillyanna Appling 13 days ago

    Hit the like me button if that made no sense