Our expert says:
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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