Dating a man 16 years younger
My boyfriend and I are not immune to the effects of these judgments.Just a month ago, we had to have talk about whether or not we should stay together or break up — simply because of the pressure put on us from hearing so many critical opinions about our relationship.” Or, “What if you have to take care of her when she’s older?” The fact is, he could be with someone his own age, and she may not be able to have children.
Be a catalyst for change: start with yourself and aid others in shedding stereotypes.
I know that this is something for them to process, and not for me to have to explain.
Their fear over our choice to be together in actual fact has nothing to do with our loving relationship and us — it is their problem to solve.3. In times when I ask if it is all worth it, I look at him and know that I have found the person I do not want to live without.
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.
When the roles are reversed and an older man dates a younger woman, the men are often congratulated and revered.
I am aware that people often judge what they do not understand.