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mborba00 July 6th, 2013 2:11am

My sister (19 years old) started dating a guy my age (29 years old). I have been pretty vocal over my disapproval, however I feel like I'm on an island with my family. Am I crazy or does this seem a little off?

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deathvalley Chicago native
07/06/13 2:38 am

When I was 19 I dated someone who was 25... Realized after a very short time that not only were we at completely different ends of the spectrum we were also at different stages of our lives!!!

But the dude has issues! Gross

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XercesBlue ...
07/06/13 12:44 am

At 19, I would have never. Now I'm 23 and am dating somebody 10 years older. I absolutely can understand your concern, previously I would have had an issue too.

With my family, we have each learned how to keep out disapproval to ourselves. It works

XercesBlue ...
07/06/13 12:45 am

Beautifully. If this age difference ends up being a mistake, she needs to realize it on her own. If you show her it, then you're going to be the bad guy even though your intentions are good. If it all works out, well.. That isn't so bad.

XercesBlue ...
07/06/13 12:47 am

We try to be supportive even when we don't agree. I'm sure its because we each get so damn defensive over criticism from each other.

Are you concerned over his intentions? Just the age difference? Are you the older or younger sibling?

mborba00 Mass.
07/06/13 6:17 am

I'm the oldest. I actually don't think age is a big deal as you get older. I just think 29 year old guy chasing a 19 year old girl has to have cruel intentions. And is just a little twisted

mborba00 Mass.
07/06/13 6:17 am

Good advice, although its not easy for me to keep a lid on it

XercesBlue ...
07/06/13 6:34 am

Makes sense! I didn't think of how they must have met too. Idk, good luck with everything!