Our 17-year-old son who has gently voiced his opinion about how wrong he feels the age difference to be.We realize, and have told our daughter, that if this is her choice we will accept it, but we are not happy with it.We feel that we are walking a fine line…being supportive and accepting, but not wanting to push too hard for fear she will simply rebel against us and move in with this man.Our daughter is mature and has been in 2 previous relationships, but is also known to still have episodes of thumb sucking at home (although mature, she is still looking for nurturing). There is no value in mentioning your concerns as she already knows your position.Recently a client of mine who is 17, started dating a 23 year old man, and while the age difference isn’t drastic, one has to think, what would a 23 year old man who could date anyone 18 and up, want with a 17 year old high school student? Of course they had a lot of that, often unprotected, but luckily she never got pregnant although she hasn’t gotten tested for any sexually transmitted diseases.I told her when she initially talked about him pursuing her, his reason was that there aren’t any girls 21 and up that were “cool”, that there just wasn’t something right about a man who should be on the verge of finishing college, dating someone who’s in high school.Among the biggest reasons that he likes you is because you're young.
And that's all about , the said power trip he is getting off on should be overt.
" Puke.) But mostly, it's the fact that he's your first.
Not necessarily just sexually, but myriad other ways, too: The first guy you watch with, the guy who buys you a copy of Pink Floyd's "Dark Side of The Moon," the first one in the passenger's seat as soon as you get your learner's permit...
However cool it makes you is exactly how lame it makes him.
You might feel like Joan Jett when he picks you up in his Seville outside the high school in front of all your friends, but he is being mercilessly mocked by all of the women in his life for dating a 14-year-old.2.