Are my feelings over my parents age gap warranted? Relationship Family
@Arlen
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I’ve never posted here before, so I’m not sure if this is the right place - so please bear with me. My parents have a 25 year age gap, which is making me increasingly uncomfortable. My mum was 17 when I was conceived, and my dad was 42. As I’m around my mothers age now, I get extremely grossed out and nauseated when I think about the fact that my dad was attracted to people my age. My mum was as young as 15 when they met, making my dad 40. It’s so creepy and disgusting! I know other people’s parents have age gaps but I’ve never met anyone whose parents had one like mine - is this a normal feeling to have? Every time I think about it the word ‘pedophile’ comes to mind and I can’t stand it. Is he? I’m sure that’s not normal. I would certainly think a 42 year old man was a creep if not a pedophile if he hit on me. It’s just weird to place that term on my own father. Edit: The term I may have been looking for is ‘ephebophilia’ - a term I didn’t know until it was commented.


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james
It'll get even creepier as you get older. The further removed you get from high school the more you realize how not grown up high school kids are. How seriously fu*ked up a middle aged man has to be to try be in a relationship with a high school kid.
Replied to gurmeet: I think the part that really gets to me is that this guy's mom could have been like anyone in my classes

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Arlen
Having a middle aged man hovering around a girl my age is just sick :(

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meher
Yes, that's pretty normal to be creeped out by this...
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