Dating a man ten years older than you
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.
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.
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.So, how do I cope when the judgments become overwhelming?I have learned a few things to help me get by, and to remind me that our love is worth fighting for:1.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.
My age has been a huge barrier for some to open their minds and hearts and get to know me simply as the person whom he loves.For those of you reading: the next time you begin to judge a relationship that looks “different” because of age, race, disability, or something else, catch yourself and stop.