March 3, 2008

:facepalms:

Posted in wtf? at 11:33 am by squishy

Again, no words necessary… I could’ve done without the excessively condescending tone in the article, though. The content speaks loudly for itself.

Your 16-year-old daughter falls for a divorcee of 36 and wants him to move in. Would you let him? Meet the parents who did

When Alison Garcia, 16, announced that she was leaving home to be with her 36-year-old lover, her parents could have been forgiven for hitting the roof.

Instead, Sheila and Paul Garcia did something most other parents would find unthinkable.

Last month, they invited divorced double-glazing fitter and father-of-one Craig Wright into their home, where he now shares a bedroom with their daughter.

According to 51-year-old Sheila, of Northfleet, Kent, who runs a yachting business with her 56-year-old husband, they had no choice in the matter.

Of course, most parents would find it hard to stomach the idea that their 16-year-old daughter was having a sexual relationship with a 36-year-old man under their roof. And Sheila is no different.

“I hate the thought of her sleeping with any man, because I think she is too young to understand the implications of a sexual relationship,” she says.

“But I know she is 16 and I can’t stop her. If I don’t take the softer approach I fear she will take off with Craig and cut ties with us.”

On the one hand, it is hard not to feel sorry for the Garcias, who have somehow become caught in this terrible situation, terrified of losing their only child.

But on the other, the couple seem strangely reluctant to accept any responsibility for what is happening to their daughter, blaming “society” instead.

According to Sheila: “Girls no longer get a childhood past about the age of ten when they are asked to make choices on what lipstick to wear or what jeans to buy.

“It’s a sad state of affairs, and one from which I fear there is no way back.”

Source: The Mail on Sunday

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2 Comments »

  1. LK said,

    Is that not statitory rape? I’m pretty sure they could stop her…

  2. squishy said,

    This happened in England. I think the consent laws are slightly different :/


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