I've stopped shaving my armpits and my legs in the past couple months, it makes me feel better about my body. I know a lot of people find this gross, but I genuinely prefer it this was. I have dark hairs so it is also super noticeable. I live away from home and came back for the long weekend. My parents just got a boat, my mom says I will not be allowed on it if I dont shave, I said I would leave my shirt and pants on so she doesn't have to see it, but she is upset because she says she does everything for me and I won't do this one thing for her. She also says I am stubborn and unwilling to compromise, but I thought leaving my clothes on so she wouldn't have to look at it was a good compromise.
I dont know where to go from here. I dont want to ruin my relationship with my mom, but I really do feel more comfortable this way. Should I just shave? Stop coming home? Accept that I won't have a good relationship with my mom? She is also mad at my dad (M54) because while he also doesn't approve of it, he isn't laying a hard line down like her.
TLDR: I stopped shaving my armpits and legs and it is causing a divide between my mom and I