Slacker and Steve - OPP: Friend Secretly Dating Older (Audio)

July 13, 2016

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Today’s OPP is from “J” and she needs your help! Here’s what she said-


Yi Slacker and Steve,

I'm 16 and so is my friend. She started hanging out with a guy that's 22. I know they haven't had sex yet but she's done alot of other stuff with him. Her parents think that he's 18 and let her hang out with him all the time. They think she goes over to his parent's house but they really hang out at his apartment. I'm just worried that she is going to end up getting in trouble with him or do something she really regrets. Should I tell her parents what's really happening? I'm the only one that knows the truth so she'll know I'm the one that told her parents. I'm just really scared and don't want to lose my friend. What should I do? -J


What do you think that J should do? Should risk her friendship to save her friend from a possible mistake that she may regret? 

Slacker and Steve - OPP: Friend Secretly Dating Older 7/13

"J's" friend just told her how old her new boyfriend is, which has sparked concern for her well-being and she is the only one who knows. J and her friend are 16-years-old and her friend's boyfriend is 22. They have not had relations, but have come close in his apartment. She doesn't want her friend to make a mistake. Should she tell her friend's parents, which think he is 18, and risk their friendship?