Annie’s Mailbox: Teen involved with older man
Dear Annie: I’m a freshman in high school. It has been stressful, and I have difficult classes.
However, I recently met this amazing guy who lifts my spirits and keeps me grounded.
Now, before you start the whole “teenagers don’t really know what love is” speech, I just want to say that I know what love is not, and this is different.
We honestly love each other and are planning to move in together when I start college.
There is only one problem. He’s a senior, almost 18, and I’m 14. We realize that it’s technically illegal, but we can’t bear the thought of being apart.
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We are planning to tell my parents and get their permission for us to date.
If we get their OK, is it still illegal?
— Mixed-Up Minor
Dear Minor: Fine, no lectures.
It is not illegal to date an older boy. It is illegal for him to have sex with you while you are still a minor
If he loves you, he won’t pressure you for sex sooner.
We know this feels different from any other relationship you’ve had, and that means you are maturing and are capable of developing deeper passions.
But it doesn’t mean you will stop changing and growing emotionally.
Please be careful.
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