OPP: Older Boyfriend At Family BBQ
Today, Melanie joined us live on the air today to discuss her OPP.
Melanie is 22-years-old and she is currently dating a 48-year-old. Numbers don’t matter to the both of them and it’s been perfect. He treats her like every boyfriend should. This weekend, her parents invited her over for a Memorial Day Weekend BBQ and she’s nervous because they haven’t met him yet nor do they know how old he is. She’s so worried about it, she doesn’t even know if she wants to go or should for that matter. Also, if she does go, does she tell her family beforehand or just show up with her boyfriend?
Steve says all dads will never support this and Slacker can agree. Slacker can’t even imagine his daughter bringing home someone outside of her generation. It’s like he would be looking to a peer and he doesn’t like that feeling. He wouldn’t be able to talk to or look at any 48-year-old man that has a 22-year-old daughter.
Steve thinks Melanie also has some sort of daddy issues which is why she may be turning to an older man. Either way, he thinks she should tell one family member to ease it into the family and eventually the rest of them will hear.
Both Slacker and Steve think she is giving her twenties away to this guy. To them, your twenties are when you should be experiencing new things and getting it all out of your system.
What advice do you have for Melanie?
In all honesty, I agree with Melanie that age is nothing but a number and if you find someone that makes you truly happy and deep down you love that person, then there’s nothing wrong about it. It may seem a little uncomfortable at first, but I would hope that Melanie’s parents would be supportive. It’s the right thing to do and if it turns out to be a mistake, that’s a lesson for her to learn and we all make them.
Peace. Love – Assistant Producer Stephanie
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