Can a 14-year-old and an 18-year-old have an equal, loving relationship? Maybe, but not in the eyes of the law. In most states, a 14-year-old cannot legally consent to sex, which means her partner could be charged with statutory rape, if the relationship is sexual. But even if it is not, it would be a rare 14-year-old who could have an equal and balanced relationship with an 18-year-old. One has to ask permission of her parents just to go out, the other can vote, drive and join the military.
But how do you convince the 14-year-old that, when she's sure she is in love? Here's what I said. What would you say?
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