FearTheFall saidSo my parents googled my "stuff I don't care if people see" username, which is for stuff like eBay and here. They thought this was a hookup site and went through my forum posts. *facepalm* It's like, my profile says I'm in a relationship and hubby's right there. (my parents have yet to meet hubby btw - might not go so well?)
You're 21 and your parents are going through your online posts? Do they mind if you go through theirs, if they have their own online accounts?
If it were me I might be tempted to prowl around on them online in retaliation, maybe find some embarrassing things, or at least threaten them with it to bring them to their senses, but 2 wrongs don't make a right. Hell, I don't even think about looking at my husband's stuff, not his e-mails, not his posts, nothing.
He knows I avert my eyes when I walk into the room and he's using his computer, it would be like opening his mail. I trust him, but there would be no trust if I looked over his shoulder at the screen. When he wants to show me something he calls me over to look, otherwise my eyes see nothing.
To me that's a definition of respect. Don't want to be too hard on your parents, whom I'm sure you love, but I don't think they've transitioned to the point of respecting their fully-grown adult son. If you're living at home that may be making it harder for them to let go.