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16 year old daughter wants to start a long distance relationship
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Lollyhb11 · 03/03/2019 08:58

I need some advice please! My 16 year old daughter has been friends with a girl online for the last 6 months (she is real, I have seen and spoken to her!) she lives 180 miles away and my daughter has asked if she can come and stay for the weekend, she’s also told me that they have feelings for each other but she doesn’t want me to tell her dad. I haven’t agreed to letting her stay yet, it’s not the fact that she’s a girl, but its the distance that bothers me. We wouldn’t be able to afford train fares all the time and I wouldn’t want my daughter to travel alone to visit her. I just don’t know what to do and feel that I need to speak to her dad but don’t want to betray her trust either 😢

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PinkfluffySlippers63 · 03/03/2019 21:14

Could they meet half way between their two homes? Perhaps meet for an afternoon - and you could go along too and go off shopping but you'd be on hand should things go pear shaped. I've done exactly this with my DC.

A whole weekend with someone you only know online could be a real challenge at any age !

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Lollyhb11 · 04/03/2019 11:58

Thank you, I’ve spoken to the girl’s mum and we’ve both agreed that it’s a bit too much too soon and thankfully the girls have accepted our explanation. We are going to met up half way in a few weeks and see how it goes. I’m hoping she gets it out of her system, it’s a bad time and she needs to concentrate on her GCSE’s.

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PinkfluffySlippers63 · 04/03/2019 20:53

So pleased the girls have accepted your explanation. I wish all teens were this understanding !! :) Smile

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Lollyhb11 · 05/03/2019 16:04

They have for now at least, I’m sure we’ll have plenty of occasions where they don’t! Can’t say I’m looking forward to it 😞 Thank you for your comments, it’s much appreciated x

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