Moved to its own thread

I'm in love with a 22 yr old and in February I will be 17. He is 22. We broke up because his mom hates me and I would be very heart broken if he went to jail because of me. He graduated high school but he hasn't gotten any college. In our relationship he was more like the 16 yr old and me more like the 22 yr old. We were great together, however.. other people didn't seem to think so. I love him and I want to be with him when I turn 17. I know it isn't exactally safe. But I don't know if I can wait until I'm 18. I already know what I want to do with my life, and I am a lot more mature then most 16 yr old girls. I'm practacally a mother to my 7 yr old brother. My mom walked out on him and my dad and I. is it really so wrong? I mean this guy doesn't have a job due to a physicall disability. I know what I want from life, and I have it all planned out. Should I really wait until I'm 18? We have already had sex, though a no sex relationship isn't out of the question.