It is the easiest relationship I have ever been in.We don’t have petty arguments, and whenever a real problem crops up (there have been two), we discuss it like rational people and get past it together.Our daughter still lives with us (and her 17-year-old brother) but frequently spends the night with this man.He often takes her out for dinner and showered her with gifts at Christmas (while she enjoys this, it does not seem to overly impress her).We feel that we are walking a fine line…being supportive and accepting, but not wanting to push too hard for fear she will simply rebel against us and move in with this man.Our daughter is mature and has been in 2 previous relationships, but is also known to still have episodes of thumb sucking at home (although mature, she is still looking for nurturing). There is no value in mentioning your concerns as she already knows your position.Our 22-year-old daughter is dating a 38-year-old co-worker (he has his own home and a thirteen-year-old son who lives with the mother).
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I am a 28-year-old woman who is dating a 50-year-old man.
He is not a rich man (I’m only including that information because that is the stereotypical May-December romance situation).
This is a big departure from my past relationships where the main attractions for me tended to be adventure, talent, and substance abuse instead of common values and lifestyles — in other words, I liked to date musicians.
My current boyfriend is the only boyfriend I’ve ever had who actually makes me feel like he is looking for a real partner, and respects me on all levels (values, interests, opinions, intelligence, humor).