10 Year Age Gap Too Much?

Hi I have been in a serious relationship with a man 10 years younger than me for the past 18 months. His family, My family and friends have all been great. In fact the only passing glances we occassionally get are from strangers.

He is very mature for his age and has committed to me 100% giving me no reason to feel insecure- yet why do I still feel hesistant? I was married to a man 14 years older than me and have two beautiful children and I rarely gave the age gap a thought, so why now?

The frustrating part is this guy treats me the best any man has ever treated me - I am myself around him and he loves me unconditionally! He wants to get married but I am reluctant to take that plunge, yet cannot imagine life wihout him. Am I using age gap as an excuse to shield myself from the pain I experienced in my past relationship?

Any advice?
Melmel21 Melmel21
36-40
1 Response Sep 13, 2012

Its doesn't matter what anyone else thinks. I'm 36 and my husband is 26 and believe me we get looks to. But he makes me happy and I know hes's happy to so I ignore the looks because the only one living my life is me so why should someone stranger get to judge and jury. If your happy and treated well by this man then just go with it. Be happy.

Thanks for the reply, shortly after my post we found out I was pregnant and due to have a baby in 8 weeks which we are thrilled about. I do some professional coaching for my work and I love this quote " what other people think of you is none of your business", so with that said I have moved on and live for each day with the view, what will be will be....right now I couldn't be happier :). Thanks for sharing your story, ps my partner is older looking for his age so I think the stares become less and less over time.