Annie’s Mailbox: Teen involved with older man |

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.

Participate in The Longevity Project

The Longevity Project is an annual campaign to help educate readers about what it takes to live a long, fulfilling life in our valley. This year Kevin shares his story of hope and celebration of life with his presentation Cracked, Not Broken as we explore the critical and relevant topic of mental health.

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.

Support Local Journalism

Support Local Journalism

Readers around Craig and Moffat County make the Craig Press’ work possible. Your financial contribution supports our efforts to deliver quality, locally relevant journalism.

Now more than ever, your support is critical to help us keep our community informed about the evolving coronavirus pandemic and the impact it is having locally. Every contribution, however large or small, will make a difference.

Each donation will be used exclusively for the development and creation of increased news coverage.


Start a dialogue, stay on topic and be civil.
If you don't follow the rules, your comment may be deleted.

User Legend: iconModerator iconTrusted User