Dear Straight Talk: I’m 17. I’ve graduated from high school and will attend community college this fall. I have a boyfriend, but I’m not allowed to hang out at his house because he lives with his dad. My parents say they need to meet his dad first, but they never do. Even then, they say there will be restrictions (even after I turn 18), and I’ll still have to be home by midnight. Are other daughters restricted from male-only homes? And are everyone’s post high school rules this strict? — Kathy, Santa Barbara
Elise, 20, Rexburg, Idaho: My parents were the same way. As long as you’re under their roof, you have to live by their rules.
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