Young girl dating an older boy

01 Feb

(Um, probably don’t do this, you guys.) It wasn’t like I was stupid. But I didn’t have enough experience or wisdom (as opposed to intelligence) to completely understand what I was getting into.

I thought I was totally prepared to deal with the daily realities of having a boyfriend who was older than me by a decade-plus, which turned out to be less than correct.

They frequently will start feeling like damaged goods, or that they are down a road sexually that they weren't ready to go down, but there's no going back.

So, they will frequently then go onto another relationship with an older guy.

Until yesterday my husband and I had no idea our 14-year-old daughter was interested in boys. My guess is that you have indeed set a good example.

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I have seen very few healthy relationships of this nature.

If your daughter has had no prior boyfriends or flattering attention from boys, she may be very reluctant to give up this relationship, despite the age difference and logical explanations why it's not a great idea.

I would also guess she is aware of your fear that she'll repeat the mistakes of your youth.

Rather than banning the relationship, you might consider explicitly sharing your concerns with your daughter, while also acknowledging her good feelings about the relationship.

This will first involve some internal clarification around what exactly bothers you about the relationship.