Monday, 22 October 2012
We moved this year from LA to TX and have had to live in an apartment complex while we're looking for a home to buy. In the meantime, we've made friends with a lot of the families around us. One of which is a father with his girlfriend, her 4 year old step-daughter, and his 15 year old daughter (that looks like she's 22). Another family is a 26 year old married man, his wife, and their son. Unfortunately, the 15 year old daughter of the first family caught the 26 year old married man's eye, and they have been "seeing" each other unbeknownst to her parents and his wife.
My husband and I had her baby sit for us previously and we befriended the guy until we saw them sneaking around as their romance started to unfold. We see them together a lot, talking to each other on the phone, him dropping her off and having conversations that "just friends" don't have. They sneak around in the morning to see each other and all throughout the day as well.
We highly suspect that they have had sex but we don't know that for sure since we haven't personally caught them. What we do know is that they have a highly inappropriate relationship for a married 26 year old man and a 15 year old high school girl to be having. We haven't said anything to anyone because my husband hates drama and wants to stay out of it. Being a mother, I look at it from the parent's perspective. And being a wife, I also can see it from the wife's perspective. I see how it could destroy his son and family and it can even destroy the 15 year old girl's life. She's still so young. It's also illegal and he could go to jail.
I'm not sure what to do. We could call the girl's father and inform him. We could call the wife, give her the father's phone number and let them sort it out. I'm just not sure. Or, we could just keep our mouths shut and let it unfold.
What should we do?