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my boyfriend who is 52 at other ...

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my boyfriend who is 52 at other women and teenagers..he has no kids and I have of which is a teenager...i am scared to approach him on this as we have only been dating for 3 to i approach him?
Submitted: 8 years ago.
Category: Relationship
Expert:  Dr. Steve replied 8 years ago.
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Expert:  Dr. Steve replied 8 years ago.

Bottom-line answer:

I think [after establishing the right time/setting], you should 'gently confront' him on this issue. Even though you've dated 'only' 3 months, that is long enough to get serious--as your admitted emotions [toward him] demonstrate.

If you let this go much longer [without ANY discussion], then it will likely turn into an "ingrained pattern" (as sociologists call it); and then it will be extremely difficult to change this pattern of behavior, let alone talk about it.

Without getting very emotional [I know--hard], you should bring this up and let him know that you notice; that you don't like it; that it's disrespectful; and that you'd like him to stop; but that you'll try to be understanding, and will help him through the process.

Hope this helps Cecilia,


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