It's awesome that you're happy and all but please be careful.5 months isn't that long for someone to show their 'true colors'.I am 26, and have been with the same person since I was 16, he was 20 at the time. I just wanted to give you some insight from the positive side. When I was 23 I met a woman 9 years older than me, and she was wonderful.Politeness, and REALLY caring about each others interests and happiness, goes a long way. I was 17 when I got with my then 21 year old boyfriend. Honestly though, I didn't think it could possibly last.Good luck on your endeavours I hope for nothing but the best for you two. As a fellow 16 year old, I think I can relate to where he's coming from.You don't have down votes now, but they could have come from the fact that you said if she was 16 things would be ruined by her immaturity and carelessness... I don't think that all 16 year olds are careless and immature, but from my experiences in schooling and social gatherings, I've found that I often feel pretty alienated by my peers (though that could just be the social anxiety).
I've been out of high school since I was 14 (finished early online) and have been trying to figure out my mental health through the pursuit of my interests (or, more specifically, figuring out what my interests ) for the past couple of years.
Sometimes, what you need is someone in a different place. Don't ever let anyone tell you that whoever makes you happy is not right for you. I've known what I want, like and am comfortable with sexually and personally for a very long time, so being told that my decisions I didn't catch the father dying part.
We don't really know the other side of the situation in regard to the situation.
She had a son, that a year before we met, had passed away at 13.
She needed a strong presence in her life, she needed a rock, and I learned not just how to do that, but also that I was good at it. She's my world after all, but it would be off message, which is this: Sometimes, what you need in life is not someone in the same place in life as you, as western culture seems to feel is the standard. :)I've gotten quite a bit of disapproval for my decision, accompanied by cries that I'm being taken advantage of.