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"Am I Wrong For Not Wanting My Dad To Marry A Woman Younger Than Me?"

"Am I Wrong For Not Wanting My Dad To Marry A Woman Younger Than Me?"

"I’m 25 years old and my mother died when I was 17. I moved abroad for university and when I was gone my dad would tell me about his new girlfriend Sarah. I never really bothered to ask details like how old she was cuz I assumed they were in the same age range and I was really busy."

People get married for several reasons, and they also decide to go their separate ways for several reasons. However, things can get quite difficult when you've got a family to take care of. We've seen movies where the stepmom/ stepdad is crazy and the kids don't like them and they spend all their time trying to prove that to their parent. When kids grow up to be bigger and more sensible, they have reasonable demands and conditions, and as a parent, don't you think it is their duty to make sure they all get along? I mean, you'd want to live in harmony rather than keep fighting over who's right and who's wrong. 



 

Recently, an anonymous user took to Reddit to post about how their father is dating a woman, and that woman is younger than the user. So, obviously, they feel uncomfortable, but they weren't sure if they were being rational, so they decided to look for advice and ask if they were wrong for not wanting to agree to their dad marrying a woman younger than them. The user u/poooouuyyttt shared the story with everyone so they could be the judge of it. 

I’m 25 years old and my mother died when I was 17. I moved abroad for university and when I was gone my dad would tell me about his new girlfriend Sarah. I never really bothered to ask details like how old she was cuz I assumed they were in the same age range and I was really busy. After dating for 4 months and when I returned to my country permanently my father introduced me to her and I was like wtf. She was 23, how tf am I going to call someone younger than me my mom.

 

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I’m pretty sure she’s using my father since he recently got a bunch of money from suing his old boss. Why else would someone that young want him? Regardless this is just fucking weird. My father is 50, if he dated someone who was 30-40 I wouldn’t find it bad but maybe a bit weird but 23 is taking it too far. I told my father I would have nothing to do with this relationship. I don’t even see what he sees in her she’s kind of a bitch anyway with an entitled attitude and treats others like shit.

Source: Reddit

Of course, a lot of people sided with the user and told them they're not wrong. However, there were people trying to show them the other side of it. One user wrote: I don't disagree with what you're saying. It's unlikely to work out super great. But I've definitely heard of cases where it was going well despite the massive age difference... but those cases are the exception to the rule I suppose. I simply wanted to point out that she is not necessarily a gold-digging harpy and he isn't necessarily a creepy old man. Maybe their relationship won't last long-term (most relationships don't) but maybe they are both enjoying each other's company for the time being. Not every relationship has to be extremely serious and destined for marriage.

Source: Reddit

Another added: My boyfriend is 49 and I'm 23. We have been together for 3 years. We talk about and bond over plenty of things. We are both scientists, albeit in different fields, but we ogle over science together. We explore our love for food together and have started doing things like making homemade pasta together. We discuss our love for travel and have been to countless states and another country together. We learn from each other, we respect each other, and we have fun together. Being "from a different generation" is actually really cool. We both learn about things that we otherwise wouldn't know anything about.


 

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