Teen Deletes Dream Journal to Keep Mom From Invading Privacy

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A 16-year-old boy, whose parents are divorced, kept a dream journal on his phone to help him remember his dreams. His mom, who had always gone through his phone without any problems, found out about it and demanded to see it. He refused, which caused a huge family fight. Later on, in a moment of desperation, he deleted the app to prevent his mom from seeing it. The consequences of his actions were severe, as his mom grounded him and posted about it on Facebook. The boy is now asking for judgment.

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Protecting privacy: Teen deletes dream journal to avoid parental snooping

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Protecting privacy from techy moms with password-locked dream journals 👍

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Protecting privacy: Teen deletes dream journal to avoid conflict. 🔒

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Protecting my dreams 🌙 Teen defends privacy from mom

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Protective girlfriend saves teen's privacy from invasive mom 🙌

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Respecting parents vs respecting privacy: a teen's dilemma 👀

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Teen debates whether mom's invasion of privacy is justified 🤔

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Invasion of privacy: Teen's dream journal searched by overbearing mom

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Teen deletes dream journal to protect privacy from mom's intrusion 🔒

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🔒 Teen outwits mom by deleting dream journal to prevent invasion

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Teen learns tough lesson about online privacy and parental boundaries.

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Teen regrets deleting dream journal, seeks opinions from others.

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Desperate teen tries to retrieve deleted dream journal from oblivion.

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Clearing the air on mom's invasion of privacy suspicions 🌬️

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Teen struggles to maintain privacy from overprotective mother. 💭

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Overwhelming response to teen's privacy struggle 🙌

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Author grateful for overwhelming support from readers ❤️

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Dev team unable to recover deleted dream journal 😔

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Teen takes drastic measures to protect online privacy from mom.

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Teen asserts independence by deleting dream journal from phone.

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Finally, some privacy! 🙌 Teen deletes dream journal to keep mom out

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Teen deletes dream journal to protect privacy 📓🔒

A 16-year-old male shared his story on Reddit about how he deleted his dream journal app on his phone to protect his privacy from his mother. His parents are divorced and he lives with a 50/50 split. His dream journal app has a password lock, but his mom was not satisfied with his explanation and went to great lengths to try to get the password. When he deleted the app, his mom was furious and even posted about it on Facebook. The post went viral and the teenager received a lot of support from Reddit users. Unfortunately, he was not able to recover his journal, but he did gain some privacy back from his mom. Read on for the comments and reactions to this story.

Teens deserve privacy, not invasion. NTA to delete journal.

Baddie9 | Baddie9

Keeping a secret journal is normal and healthy. NTA.

MrsRainey | MrsRainey

Boundaries are important and invading privacy is a red flag 🚩

ellohello_ | ellohello_

Respect your child's privacy and trust them. 🙌

FoeDoeRoe | FoeDoeRoe

Teen's mom invades privacy, forces deletion of dream journal. NTA.

Wise_Date_5357 | Wise_Date_5357

Teen's mom crossed the line by demanding dream journal password. NTA.

MrsBarneyFife | MrsBarneyFife

Setting boundaries at 16 is important for healthy relationships ✌️

lunagrape | lunagrape

Respectful mother supports teen's right to privacy 🙌

madmandy95 | madmandy95

Teen receives support and revenge ideas for invasive mother.

ScrollerActivated | ScrollerActivated

Respecting privacy is important. Keep writing, don't give up! 📝

almostparent | almostparent

Protecting privacy at 16 is important 👁

Phil_Oop_North | Phil_Oop_North

Mom's invasion of privacy leads to communication breakdown. 💔

PushkinMage | PushkinMage

Invasion of privacy: Teen stopped journaling after mom left written responses. NTA.

Cozymandius | Cozymandius

Respect privacy. Deleting personal stuff is understandable 👍

Individual_Height_22 | Individual_Height_22

Privacy is important for mental health. NTA. 🙅‍♀️📝

mykingdomforawaffle | mykingdomforawaffle

Privacy matters 🤫🔒 It's your right, be assertive!

Mishy162 | Mishy162

Protect your privacy by wiping phone and changing password 🔒

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Empathizing with a difficult family situation. 🤗

Pleeasedaddy | Pleeasedaddy

Invading privacy is not cool 👎

GrayDottedPony | GrayDottedPony

Lesson learned: trust only those who respect your privacy 🔒

notAgirl77 | notAgirl77

Mom's invasion of privacy is not okay according to commenters

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🤥 Teen learns to become an expert liar due to invasive parenting.

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Protecting privacy: Teen deletes dream journal to avoid invasion. 👏

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Journaling can count as confession in court, NTA for privacy.

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Protecting privacy, NTA sets boundaries with controlling mother 🚫🔍

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Protecting privacy: Teen invests in second phone to evade control.

Euphoric-Plenty-1603 | Euphoric-Plenty-1603

Sharing passwords is never a good idea 🤔

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A hilarious argument over a ruined dream journal 📓⚡

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Lack of trust leads to communication breakdown 😔

Avitard89 | Avitard89

A poignant question about family ties and aging parents 💬

Reviax- | Reviax-

Privacy matters! NTA for standing up to unjust rules. 🙅‍♀️

Chipjack | Chipjack

Respect your child's privacy! 🙅‍♂️🔒

Toastpi | Toastpi

Privacy matters! 🙅‍♀️🔒 Good on you for standing up 👏

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Teen's privacy invaded by mother, social media support questioned. 🤔

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Setting and enforcing boundaries with family 👍🏼

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Protecting privacy from batshit mom. NTA 👍

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Respecting a teenager's privacy 🚪 is crucial for healthy relationships.

gottahavemysay | gottahavemysay

Parent offers sympathetic advice to teen with overbearing mom 🤝

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Respecting privacy is important for teenagers' mental health. 🚫👁

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Protect your boundaries with strong and private passwords! 🛡️

AlycePonders | AlycePonders

Parental invasion of privacy: NTA, mom is the A-hole. 😤

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Privacy is a basic human right! 🙅‍♀️🔒 NTA for standing up for yourself.

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Echo chambers and narcissists: when social media goes wrong 🤳

Phenomenal941 | Phenomenal941

Privacy matters! Mom's story doesn't add up 🤔

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Choose your own family adventure: Reward good behavior 🎁

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Protecting privacy is important 👍, especially in personal journals

Beefyspeltbaby | Beefyspeltbaby

Agreeing with NTA comment about overbearing mom with subreddit reference 👍

Sheep_of_Destiny | Sheep_of_Destiny