Dating the younger man
And you have the power to decide whether or not the situation is acceptable for you and choose how long you want to hang around in it. I'm ready to make better choices again about who to share my (still open! This is the best thing I learned about myself from this experience, and the way that I really walked away changed.
Almost a year and a half ago, I got out of a very serious and very loving relationship, one which I had put my whole heart into.
One woman, who is married to a man 14 years younger, said the only time she feels threatened by her age is when she looks in the mirror.
But that fear has forced her to come up with her own solution to the issue. ’ Your answer could be, ‘I’m going to get a facelift.’ My answer is, ‘I’m going to be such a beautiful person inside that it’s going to shine through to the outside,'” she told the magazine.
This also relates to someone's issues or emotional blockages.
Many people have blocks around emotional intimacy and commitment and are literally just not capable of it...
Fortunately, that’s changing as more older-woman and younger-man couplings make headlines.
My energy wasn't spent worrying about whether it was going to go anywhere and when/if it was going to end. As much as I hate to admit it, when I've gone into dating someone in the past who I thought had the potential to be something serious, I've started putting pressure on it. We become so caught up in the of what that relationship could be rather than getting the chance to see if that person or that relationship is something we even want. If you're not worried about it ending or where it's going, then you're not worried about doing anything that might mess things up, so you're just completely yourself, like I was with him.
“When you’re with a younger person, you have to think, ‘What’s going to happen in five years? No matter what your age, to go forward in life with an eye toward becoming a kinder, more loving person sounds like an infinitely wiser approach to keeping love alive than worrying over the inevitable appearance of laugh lines.
A month or so ago, I stopped seeing a much younger guy.
Though men have been enjoying May-December romances forever, women haven’t been afforded the same freedom necessarily.
Culturally, the older woman/younger man dynamic is perceived as an oddity, or a fluke.
Because he's only 23, I went into it without any expectations.