What you can do, depending on your relationship to her, is to share your concerns, while acknowledging that they are irrational. It's a relatively recent and perhaps even baseless assumption that she will be happier pursuing university studies and a career. A person over 18 is not allowed to send indecent messages to a person under 18 so rather oddly a couple aged 17 and 24 can have sex together but the older one must not send e-mails about doing so to the younger one. If he begins to mistreat her or you see any signs of emotional abuse then you can put your foot down in a loving and parental way. Would you like to answer one of these unanswered questions instead? You already sound like a great parent so just continue being that. So, her parents my maternal grandparents got to know Dad as a friend and potential son-in-law, through their own play-dates, not just from whole-family gatherings.
Will he be committing any offence that he can be Things are above-board and within bounds, it seems. It's natural to be concerned. My first love was 14 years older than me and I can tell you that your concerns are justified. Begin placing responsibility onto your daughter that keeps her involved in her own family's life. For example, maybe moving the key gist of the first "motherhood is the happier path" paragraph into the second one touching on the topic would feel less "preachy" to many people? This phrase is often misused in this way and it's is a very big problem when discussing issues like this.
I'm glad this all worked out for you, but it's very anecdotal and I don't feel it offers OP any real advice.
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Travelling is something she will or won't do of her own accord and isn't a pre-requisite to successful grown-upping. Now i am 27 year old female if you keep from neing insecure. Classified dating and childish. I have no idea where this criticism of things I never said is even coming from. Either way, if you are going to adopt the modern outlook on such things, you are going to have to accept that it's entirely up to her to choose her own path in life. But if she gets pregnant and it doesn't work out, he's in a far worse situation than she.
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I wrote my opinion about this topic as the "grown up guy" to help the questioner decide what to do. No Comments. Invite him for dinner and family days out. I'm not sure. I think you'll get the best results by opening the conversation with the attitude that you're just curious and want to genuinely get to know what your daughter is currently going through better.