If they don't want to wait, then ask the husband to carry ample life insurance should the worst happen.All these subjects can be discussed honestly and with respect.A theoretical 17 year old man could equally, if not more so, be with her for only one reason.Equally, becoming pregnant and having to postpone things such as career isn't age relevant. If the relationship develops, you could express your concerns, though not in a judgemental way - otherwise you could risk damaging your relationship with your daughter and pushing them together. (25/2) 7 = 19.5 in my calculation, which is more than just "slightly over", it's 2 years too young. As others have said, you need to have some serious talks with your daughter.I get myself sick with worry in regards to my kids.But at the end of the day, I know at least they are healthy and safe.You can not tell her to stop seeing her boyfriend, and you should not warn her from her boyfriend only to be able to tell her "I told you so" when/if things go south.
Even if she does not work as a married woman, divorce or widowhood is not a remote possibility, and if she has no marketable skills, she will find herself falling upon difficult times.That way you don't force her to change her life, yet still make her aware of the concerns.Several answers already, but I want to address a couple of your concerns.You are worried about your daughter missing opportunities (travelling, studies).I started dating my wife when she was barely 17, and I was 28.