So I’m sitting here watching the local news on WRAL and they just had a story about a 16 year old girl in Brunswick County who just married her (former) 40 year old track coach.
What the fuck?
Then they had the girl’s mother on telling about how she began to have a “special relationship” or something like that with this track coach pretty much as soon as she met him as a freshman in highschool at age 14. She went on to say how she tried everything she could think of, police, family, friends to keep them apart but none of it worked.
Now, having recently been married I remember seeing on the marriage license the part where if you’re under 18 you need your parents to sign off saying you can get married.
I don’t have kids. I don’t know what it’s like to be a parent and I certainly don’t claim to know everything, but I have to say I wanted to tell that mother to STFU about how awful this is and how she tried to prevent it when she next admitted to signing the marriage license because you reach a point where there’s nothing else you can do. Umm… Nothing you can do except maybe NOT SIGN THE MARRIAGE LICENSE?
I mean seriously! Don’t sit there complaining that you did everything you could to stop them when you’re the one that gave them permission to get married and they legally couldn’t have done it without your permission. It’s just not right.