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HELP: "My girlfriend is old enough to be my mother"

By Faeza
15 June 2017

Anonymous from Joburg writes:

I am a 26-year-old man who is dating a woman who is twice my age. She takes good care

of me and I have told my family about her although I did not tell them her axact age.

Sis Naledi responds:

If you have a problem with her being twice your age, then your family will probably have a problem too. It is very unusual for a 52-yearold woman to date a 26-year-old man. We live in societies and families that have certain values and norms. If we do things that are

outside those norms and values, we are frowned upon or even rejected. If you introduce her to your family, what do you expect them to do or say? Do you intend marrying her? Do you introduce every girlfriend you meet at home? Hope these questions guide you to

making better decisions.