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|Subject: Re: Age is just a number?||Date: 9/27/2012 3:43 PM|
|Author: legalwordwarrior||Number: 4673 of 5021|
T&P to the parent!
We were in a similar situation, although the age difference wasn't quite as great. DD#2 has been dating her BF for just over a year. When they got together, she was just shy of 19 and he was 24. She's now 20 and he's about to be 26. Things are going well for them. He is very supportive of her continuing in college, so that's a plus.
My oldest step-sis was 17 when she met her husband. At the time, he was 32. They married when she was 19. They've now been together for about 35 years.
When it works, it works.
That said, if the younger of the couple is under the age of consent, disasters can happen. Including the law getting involved and the older member of the couple getting labeled as a child molestor.
A friend's son was dating a young lady who was 15 and he was 19. Her mother had no problem with it. His mother was concerned, but figured that if her mother was okay, then it was all good. Nope. Young Miss has an older brother who was definitely not okay with it. He called in Child Protective Services and our friend's son went to jail for 18 mths.
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