Dating a young man
We've had to ask if it's worth listening to other people’s opinions to potentially give up the best relationship we have both ever had.
It amazes me that even as the world seems to be progressing and we're now openly embracing many life choices, most of us still aren't comfortable with age differences in relationships.
I know that I am a wonderful person, and if they are too close-minded to see me as what I am — a human with feelings, thoughts, stories, and love to give, then it isn’t my job to convince them otherwise.5. I have studied human behavior for years, and can pick up subtleties and nuances in people’s reactions and body language.
When I read or see negative behavior toward me, I sometimes want to scream and cry.
Ultimately, my boyfriend and I have concluded that our love is too deep, intense, and “once-in-a-lifetime” to let it go.
There are days when the weight of it all leaves me immobilized, sad, and unable to focus on anything.
I believe that this is someone else’s issue and not my own.I have now resolved that it is not my job to win other people over.I now realize that it is not my role to win over family, friends, or anyone else who may wish to make a statement about our relationship.What is the equivalent of "cougar" for a man who has a younger partner?
(Correct: there isn’t one.)So, after grappling with my own insecurities and the societal taboos, there were also the judgments of friends and family.” Or, “What if you have to take care of her when she’s older?