My boyfriend and I have been together for 6 months. He is 18 I am 15. Both our parent approve. We have been best friends since December of 2014 and been together as of November 7, 2015 We both have changed each others lives dramatically. He even joined the national guard and has been in it since March 2015. He has helped me with depression and self harm since I met him as have I with him. I have also encouraged him to quit tobacco and he has even though I never asked him too. We act like best friends and see each other everyday. We do nothing wrong and get alone with each other very well. He talks about our future constantly and for our 6 month anniversary he got me a promise ring. I love him a lot. We both get terrified of him going to jail even though we do nothing wrong. We both have many jealous and angry people who hate us and wouldn't think twice about calling the police on him for just a good laugh. Is our relationship considered legal if we do nothing sexual till I am of legal age? I would like opinions on our current relationship. As if you had a daughter or son in our current relationship would you approve?
Here's a link that may be helpful: https://www.revisor.leg.state.mn.us/statutes/?id=609.345
Q: "Is our relationship considered legal if we do nothing sexual till I am of legal age?"
A: Yes, but you may think that you're ok because you and he do not engage in sexual intercourse. However, sexual contact in the legal sense, can mean any contact, however slight, between hands or mouth and genitals, anus, or breasts. That means even touching, or fondling can be considered sexual contact. I don't practice in Minnesota, but that's the law in Illinois.
Q: "If you had a daughter or son in our current relationship, would you approve?"
A: No. I have 2 older sons and 3 young daughters, and fifteen is way too young to be this involved with anyone. When my daughters are your age, I hope they are involved in high school activities, like sports, drama, debate, music, scouting, and dance, as well as their academics. I expect them to also go on to college, and pursue post graduate degrees. Last thing I want for them is to regret missed opportunities because of some boy.
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