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Unhappy I am called a pedophile and it is so depressing. - October 18th 2015, 11:32 PM

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My ex-friend i told her that i will love her like no one would ever. She said i am pedophile. She is 16 and i am also 16. She called me this and it is really depressing. I told her it is offensive but she again said that i am just trying to hide the fact i am a pedophile.
   
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Re: I am called a pedophile and it is so depressing. - October 19th 2015, 02:00 AM

Well if you are 16 and she is too, then there's no way you can be a pedophile unless you like prepubescent children.

Quote from Wikipedia: Pedophilia (paedophilia in British English) is when a person 16 years of age or older is primarily or exclusively sexually attracted to prepubescent children (children who have not begun puberty, generally 11 years old or less).

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Re: I am called a pedophile and it is so depressing. - October 19th 2015, 05:39 AM

First of all why is she calling you a pedophile? There has to be a reason. But no matter what it's wrong for her to call you that. If she is calling you it for no reason then I doubt she is a friend and you should just forget about her.


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Re: I am called a pedophile and it is so depressing. - October 19th 2015, 08:21 AM

There are a couple aspects to this, which I'll try to address individually.

First, if your friend is basing her claim on the simple fact that you you said you loved her, please pay no attention to her. Since you're both 16 there's no truth to it, and it sounds like she might have just been saying it because she was hurt and in turn lashing out. In that case it may just be one of those words that people use as a generic insult without actually seriously believing that it's true, if that makes sense.

Second, accusing someone of being a pedophile can indeed be offensive, and even if there was some truth to it then it's really not your friend's place to bring it up. You saying you loved her does not make you a pedophile, and if you know that you're not hiding anything then you need to make sure you don't let her words get to you. In this case I think it's important to remind yourself that she's your ex-friend, and that's probably for the best.


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Re: I am called a pedophile and it is so depressing. - October 19th 2015, 09:45 AM

Hi,

If you are 16 then you are not a pedophille and neither is she as long as you were 16 at the time.

Try to explain to her the law and keep yourself strong. If neither works out then maybe see a counsellor to talk about the problem.

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Re: I am called a pedophile and it is so depressing. - October 19th 2015, 11:44 PM

Thank you all so much for the positive replies.
   
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