Has your daughter done the kids talk with her friend-of-dad yet?
Does she know that men with two teenagers often aren’t so interested in another baby? No one’s worried about their mum disapproving – it’s what mums do.
Hey, weighing your options is the mature thing to do, after all.
This may not be the case, but whether it is or not, taking on daily public scrutiny like this is no picnic.
It will happen a whole lot earlier for him than it will for you, so you’ll get jealous of his increased free time while he’ll start demanding more of your attention to fill up his long, empty hours, even though you’re still an occupied professional.
Summon up all your acting ability and play Sophisticated, Seen-It-All-Before, Unshockable Mummy with a life of her own, thank you.
Too busy to worry about your little romances, darling.
We entered into a proper relationship, with resigned and hesitant consent from my parents, and having an older boyfriend felt truly adult.
In painful hindsight, this relationship led me 2,000 miles from home, and into depression and alienation from friends and family.I would try very hard to look the other way (if it were me) and wait until she came out the other side. It doesn’t work out well for Monica and Richard, though.It all goes awry when they start talking about having kids.While adults should be free to be in a relationship with whomever they choose, including younger or older partners, I dare to argue that teenage girls should never date older men.However, the hardest people to convince would be the girls themselves. But I was also most unlike what we assume that girl to be.Try Googling images of 50-year-olds and 70-year-olds and see how many more of these lines the latter group has.