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Posted by: ncumisa | 2011/07/01

dating older man

how do you begin to introduce a boyfriend, who is little older than you? how do you inform your mother? would she not be angry ?

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Hi Ncumisa,

this can be a difficult situation, but there are certain factors that need to be taken into account. Firstly it depends on your age at the time - for example if you are a teenager and the other person is in their late twenties or more then developmentally there are big differences between these life stages, whereas later in life having an older partner is less problematic as you are both then adults. Being honest with your mom is the most important thing as if she finds out from someone else rather than you this can worsen the situation.

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Posted by: Teen expert | 2011/07/26

Hi Ncumisa,

this can be a difficult situation, but there are certain factors that need to be taken into account. Firstly it depends on your age at the time - for example if you are a teenager and the other person is in their late twenties or more then developmentally there are big differences between these life stages, whereas later in life having an older partner is less problematic as you are both then adults. Being honest with your mom is the most important thing as if she finds out from someone else rather than you this can worsen the situation.

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Posted by: Brother | 2011/07/01

How much older is he. If its a year or you should have not problems But 10 or more ouch.
How old are you.

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