I'm in love with a man 27 years older than I. He is divorcing, but I'm still in my unhappy marriage. I feel like I'm a teenager with all the "I wonder if he likes me in that way" thoughts, and it's driving me nuts. Common sense and enough life experience tells me we're just friends. Stupid girly thoughts try to convince me otherwise. Stupid thoughts, they need to shut up now.
To clarify: I am falling in love with him because of who he is. We grew up in the same area of the country, have a similar attitude and outlook on life, and enjoy the same things. I do admire him, for his intelligence and inner strength. This is not an attraction based off of flattery and gifts. He's everything I have ever wanted. We work together, so at this point things are not going beyond friendship.