I am in a very difficult situation. I am 21 years old, but I still depend on my parents for my school tution and expenses. I got to a private art school that is very expensive and demanding, so I can't really support myself while going to this school. I have been with my current bf for 6 months, but we have been friends for 4 years. My mom knows him and has always said she liked him, until we started dating. I've never had serious boyfriends before and lately she seems to be trying to do everything in her power to make me doubt him, and myself, and ultimatly get me to break it off. She got married young, and I feel like she is afraid I'll ruin my life. The problem is he really is perfect for me and he's wonderful but no matter how I try to explain it to her that I am in no rush to get married or anything she keeps saying "I am too young to know what love is, and he is manipulating my mind" It's horrible and I don't know what to do, because she threatens to stop paying for my schooling and stuff, and I can't just tell her to fuck off because I do need her for that. I don't know what to do. CLIFFS: Mom wants me to break up with bf because she thinks men will ruin my life, but I love him and he's a good person, but I can't fight her because she pays for college, appt, etc.