Oh and he used to practice medicine- but is currently retired.. The point is- yes we might have a bit of an unconventional relationship mainly because of our age difference- and so when this soon to be launched reality show contacted me about being featured on a series about couples with differences I thought it could be fun…until I actually spoke to the casting director.
Apparently in this day and age- having a 15 year age gap does not make you a unique enough couple to warrant broadcasting your personal love story to the world on the tube.
If I follow what feels right, am I setting myself up for future failure? Usually, we don't question the things we know in our gut to in our best interests.
You are concerned that a 15 year age difference may be a "terrible idea" or "setting yourself up for future failure." Are these irrational concerns, or is this your intuition trying to out-talk your infatuation?
Up until a few months ago, if any older man had come up to me and hit on me, I would have instantly walked away.
I wouldn't have given him the time of day, or night for that matter.
I know he's not old enough to really be my father, but he's up there.
I know this firsthand, as I’m 25 years old, and I’ve been dating an older guy nearly 15 years my senior for almost four years. If I want to or have to have a "talk" with my partner, he doesn't dodge or flinch at the prospect of a serious conversation. If I need time to myself, he doesn't have a panic attack or yell at me for not spending all of my time with him. Instead, he helps from a desire simply to be attentive and kind. He does it without expectations, complains or a desire for validation. This, again, is likely because he has been living longer, has had more experiences and has learned from them. He helps out around the house -- whether or not I ask him to! He takes care of me, while allowing me to take care of myself. I need my independence completely, yet he is there for me when I ask for help. We support each other, but allow one another to just be. This marks another one off the checklist (if there was one). He doesn't yell at me for it or tell me how childish I am. She helps break patterns so that you are no longer stuck dating the wrong guys, and helps mend relationships that are on the rocks.…