I've been struggling with depression and anxiety and the like for quite some time. Give her some space to develop into a woman on her own, because I think having a boyfriend so much older at this stage isn't so great an idea. I related to that article more than you can imagine. I can't say reading these responses and having 12 hours to mull things over is enough to make a decision, so I can't really promise that I'll be updating this thread with a final decision. They need to be honest with themselves and with each other about why they are having their relationship. This is a place for those that need support.
Say no confidently, strategically and as regularly as you need to. If a 15yr old guy gets a 22 yr old girl, hes pretty much a god in the eyes of his friends. Plus, it's not exactly great for a long term relationship. I am 26, and have been with the same person since I was 16, he was 20 at the time. Speaking from experience, I can say that it can work. Really in the end it's all about how you present yourself to her family, and if you're able to show you've got the backbone to stand up for their daughter, love her, and not just trying to bone her, then fuck what everyone else thinks, do what makes you happy.
We both had some time on our hands, and he ended up asking if I wanted to get some coffee to continue our conversation. I say there is nothing wrong with it. He was stable emotionally, intelligent, and very kind. You are allowed to set and keep boundaries. Pedophilia is associatied with all girls and boys who are minors, girls and boys who are to young to give legal consent and usually thats the age of 18 although in some states its 17 No, taken from the Diagnositc and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, the diagnoses is as follows.
No matter how much we like each other or how well we go together, she needs time to grow as a person. I basically told her she's a crazy bitch and stopped talking to her. Imagine a 14 year old kissing and holding hands with a 7 year old. That's pretty clearly in not-weird territory. It has filled me with a new sense of positivity that I have not had for a while.
Now I'm not saying that this man is a child-molester. The actual ages for these laws vary greatly from state-to-state, as do the punishments for offenders. Attempts to address these things in the comment section will be removed. But even then, she'll still be in high school. Give your relationships the chance to evolve. Uncertainty is a key ingredient to the whole shebang.
MetroidPrimePwn It's only a 7-year difference. I know it sounds like he is a child-molester but if I were you I would think about stuff like that before the relationship gets serious. All she could offer was companionship. Most of us make it out of the woods. I don't know what to do please help. So a 22 year old should only be dating 18 and up.
You have to give yourself a break. InsomniacZombie there is no such thing as a good double standard. Or message the mods and we'll do it for you. Everyone has been totally cool about it and doesn't think its a big deal. If you had the rest of your life locked and loaded at twenty-three years old, the rest of your life would be a let-down. Yes yes there are couples that are ten years apart or maybe even more but you need to know that those couples are like ages 21 and older and it makes it ok but since she's a minor and he's not, it really doesn't make it ok because the 16 year has different perspective of life then the 26 year and it kind of makes it harder, the 16 year old doesn't know anything about being an adult or having a job and a lot of stuff, I'm not trying to put her down but I'm just saying that the 26 year old man has a lot more experience and I don't just mean in relationships I mean like life experiences and this can ruin the relationship even when they can hit it off great but still there's a lot more work that needs to be put in a relationship like this because of the age difference. The sex is great 16 is legal where I come from, don't worry and inclusive of the fetishes I didn't think anyone would share with me.
This really depends on where you live. It will be so frustrating when you will have to put efforts to appear younger for him because the thrilling might be there but with time, it fades. Yes I definitely know there are couples of big age difference. In most cases, a 15 year old girl will more closely resemble an adult than a child physically. . But not until she's gotten that chance. If they are truly in love, time and honesty will keep them together.