My child is dating a person significantly more than twice her age

My child is dating a person significantly more than twice her age

Mariella Frostrup states a father’s anger at their daughter’s relationship is understandable – but might be related to their own unresolved past

‘I am too shocked and upset to generally meet this man’: a daddy is horrified at their daughter’s range of partner. Photograph: Alamy

The dilemma We have a daughter that is 23-year-old. Her mom and I split whenever she had been seven because of her mother’s infidelity. I nevertheless see my child frequently and she’s near to my partner additionally the two other young ones we now have. My child didn’t have a” that is“proper until she was at her belated teenagers. A week ago I became informed that her boyfriend that is new is little more than her. It transpires he’s 48! He has also a spouse as well as 2 kiddies who he could be getting ready to keep become with my child. I will be, in equal measures, furious, horrified, embarrassed, desperate and ashamed. This brand new boyfriend is avove the age of my partner, who’s 46. (more…)

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