18 Years Apart
From the first time I set eyes on him, I knew he was the one. I had never imagined I would date someone so much older than I--especially someone I have so much in common with. I've always considered myself an "old soul" and he has always been described as "ageless." We always seem to be on the same level and are both extremely introverted. I have a strange and quirky sense of humor, as does my love.
The hardest part of all of this has been letting my friends and family know, because I had no idea how they would react. All of my friends have been extremely supportive and think that he is the nicest guy. As far as my parents go, I have yet to tell them. I currently rely on them financially, due to my being a college student and do not wish to put the burden of loan payments on my boyfriend if I were to tell them now. Honestly, I want nothing more than to let the world know, including my parents, no matter what the consequence. Every day I dream of a future where I no longer have to lie about and hide my situation. I know for a fact that my parents will not agree with our relationship. My boyfriend also feels that I should wait at least until next year to bring it out in the open because of this. He has already proposed to me, so I am technically his fiancee--but cannot wear the ring (only when I am with him I can).
I am grateful to have found this online community to share my story with. Finally, I have found others who truly understand.