In the end he set me free…he knew I had to go live my life. 40-something women caution against the power difference sometimes inherent in a age difference: “It was great. When I started to become more successful in my career the dream started to fall apart…eventually I had to go be me.
It was the best gift anyone has given me.” The biggest issue for you right now is to make sure you are empowered. I was young and he had a lot of money and took me to amazing places and bought me things and it was wonderful. He was just dressing me up and showing me off and wanting me to be there for him at all times. I mistook the attention for support and love when it was only himself he truly loved.” It’s interesting that your question is about the difference when you’re 40 but you talk a lot about what’s happening now.
I felt there was no future then but after 4 months he came back with the confidence he was missing to work it out.
I told my family, but they’re not fond of the age difference (my older brothers think it’s “disgusting”).
Or, you will get out there and experience his world and start thinking that is where you should be…and start being someone you are not.
As one women relates, this could get you into debt if not worse: I dated a 35 year old guy when I was right out of college.
I don’t want to stop just please those around me, so that they can welcome me to their gatherings, and not make me feel like an outcast. You’re strong enough to know what you want, you don’t care what other people think as much and at that point your social circle will include a wide variety of ages.
She just wanted to explore and do more, more, more, rather than less.But your 20’s are a life-stage of much growth, change and getting to know yourself. You do have so much to experience and as much as you’re more mature than your peers and you think you know who you are, you don’t, at least not well enough to commit to a man regardless of his age. Even 40-something women who married the love of their lives in their early 20s wish they had waited.Even when you think you’re an old 20-something, you’re not.Then I know men who married the younger woman who thought she was mature.Case in point, a 23-year old woman who started her own business and felt wise beyond her years and a 38-year-old man.