They want us to understand studies are more important than boyfriends. Boyfriends come and go. A career once broken takes years and a heart of steel to build.
They know real friends are rare. The number of friends is not important. Who is true to you is what matters.
Hate them or love them they want the best for you. You should respect them. Explain to them why your dreams matter, they will understand. The will let you pursue your dreams once they understand.
Lastly but most importantly, love them. They love you more than anything in the world.