Tyler’s Advice Column #1

QUESTION 1:

Dear Tyler,

I’m 18 and for the past three years i’ve been dating a man 3 years older than my dad and 6 years older than my mom. My parents dont know about it because i kept it a secret but im ready to tell them because he’s ready to meet my family and he says he wants to get engaged. His sister knows about me and she’s not happy about the age difference and claims im with him for his money and a father figure which is untrue because my parents have been married for 20 years and my dad has always been in my life (my boyfriend is 55 ).

OldLove

ANSWER #1

I must say I don’t have much against huge age differences age is just a number, as I prefer to older myself. However, that age gap is big enough to make any parent upset. He’s almost 40 years older than you. If you were a parent how would you react to your child telling you something like that? & you’ve been dating him since you were 15…clearly there is something wrong with a 52 year old dating a 15 year old. I really don’t know what else to say as this age difference is rather pushing it.

but I’ll leave you with: Life is short. Do what makes you happy and if you love him and he’s not using you or a perv go for it and your 18 and if they don’t accept think about moving in together. Family should love and accept love the way it is and not the way it’s being seen as in the past.

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