Dating a young man
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.
No one can predict what lies ahead, and no one knows if they will be with someone forever, however long “forever” may be.2.
I believe that this is someone else’s issue and not my own.
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.
And, although we've been together for more than a year and a half, live together, and are planning a future with one another, individuals still find it difficult to understand why we have chosen each other.
” The fact is, he could be with someone his own age, and she may not be able to have children.
At the beginning of our relationship, my friends were concerned that his age automatically revealed his readiness to have a long-term relationship and plan a future together.
People in our lives also expressed the fear that if we were to stay together, we may never have a “normal” life.
I am aware that people often judge what they do not understand.
This is not the choice someone else may have made, they may have gone down a different path, or chosen a different type of partner.
I went through all of the issues in my head thinking, Sometimes, I'd actually pick fights out of insecurity, just so I could utter the lines, “Maybe you'd be happier with someone who for certain has all of her eggs,” or, “Perhaps, you want someone who isn’t on a timeline of starting a family.” I am not a “cougar," the horrible label given to women who date younger men.