Patricia in Plano writes:
I have been in a wonderful relationship for the last two years with a man who is 24 years younger than me. We get along beautifully. He and my daughter are friends, and he has taken to the stepfather role much better than I thought he would. This is the best relationship I have ever had. We recently bought a home and he seems to be in this for the long haul. I just want to know where you see this going? I know it probably won’t last forever, as I am quite a bit older, but you never know.
Congratulations for allowing yourself to enjoy a fantastic relationship with a devoted man. You deserve it!
You and your man certainly shine with the potential of this relationship being the forever-kind. While it may not be the stereotypical family, the three of you come through like family. His adjustment to the role of stepfather has been less difficult than it could have been because of his friendship with your daughter. While she is pretty accepting, there will be moments when the father/daughter roles are a bit complicated – but the friendship aspect and their love for you will help each of them handle it.
Even though there is an age gap, it really doesn’t seem to be affecting or impacting your relationship. As a matter of fact, you seem to be more aware of the age difference than your lover is. As long as you don’t allow it to become a problem, it isn’t likely to develop into a problem. When he looks at you, he sees you, not a number. He is in love with and completely devoted to you. Enjoy!