Dating someone 16 years younger america housewife chat
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.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.Moreover, I often want to hide away — to avoid family functions, social outings, and not have to face people eye to eye.But I know that hiding, crying and shouting does no good; I must show up as myself, courageously and yet graciously, and be the best person I can be.
Those are the times when I want to hug him tighter, tell him I love him, and just show the world that this can and will be a love for as long as we are lucky enough to have each other.4.
” 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.
In reality, strangers hardly know there is much of an age difference between us, and they're almost certainly unaware that the difference is about 12.5 years — an age gap that is taboo in our culture.
Before I realized the depth of others' judgments about our “taboo” relationship, I first had to get over my own insecurities about being with someone over a decade younger.