I am a 26 year old man and I've been with my 32 year old girlfriend for 3 great years. She is incredibly beautiful, loving, sexual, my family loves her, and we are in the same place in life (we agree…Continue
"I married the first time at 27 to a woman who was six years older and it was a disaster. Would like to say the age difference had nothing to do with it, but it did; she was a little further along in her career, past taking risks like I still wanted…"
"I am 30 and my wife is 35. Honestly, with all the reasons you just gave (beautiful, loving, same place in life), would you really choose to throw those things away because of a small age difference? If so, I would tend to think you should also…"
I thought about it too, in my case, but people that I trusted said it was a non-issue, just like we did here. Age difference can be an issue, so I don't think it's silly to consider it. And…"
"Hello again!I just wanted to give a short update. I proposed to her last Saturday and she said yes! I no longer feel anxious about anything and I feel silly for worrying about something so foolish. I realized I was just getting cold feet and my…"
"While adoption is a wonderful option, don't discount the possibility of having biological children. My brother and I were both born after our parents were well into their thirties, without complications. Truth be told, I credit my…"
"If you love her then yes, marry her. I married a woman 20 years older than me and we've been together for over 13 years! I think that what you're feeling is natural, everybody feels nervous before they take the plunge. "
"I probably would. I certainly would've thought it through before dating her for three years, though. If you can't bring yourself to marry her, you're wasting her time. That's not fair to her.
If you want…"
"and I'd be a fool to not marry her due to a slight age gap.
Yes, I think so. :) But marriage is a big deal and it's good that you took the time to think it and talk it out. Good luck this weekend...let us know if she says yes!
"I guess as far as household repairs goes, it depends on what your hardship tolerance is and if you have kids.
We just toughed it out without a water heater for a month while I very, very, very slowly figured out which tankless hot water heater…"
"Thanks all, much appreciated.
It's good to hear that these are very possibly lingering issues from what indeed was a tough time.
You're very right I think. I am guilty of 'clinging on' to the honeymoon period and…"
"Actually, the major (expensive) fix-its that have happened at the house have been the "gotta get it fixed NOW" sort of things. Like when the bottom rusted out on the ancient water heater. That's really when having $500 or…"
"I think y'all are just moving down the intimacy timeline and expecting it to look like the first few months, and reacting to it when it doesn't, then taking the rub too seriously.
If one of you is in a bad mood, just spend time apart or…"
"Of course not, that is how a believer is to live, friend.
It took me 20 years of prayer; I have the wife the Lord provided me, and now I understand why it seemingly took so long... Our Lord is not in a hurry, he provides the best for us, if we…"
"1) like I said earlier. Ultimatums are pretty stupid, esp very early in a relationship. It makes a stupid power play that almost always comes back to bite you in the ass. I still remember my first "date" with my wife(we had already messed…"