"This certainly is one of many kinds of pairings that may look odd to others, but when you start to know them it makes sense," says Rebecca Sears, LPC, a couple's counselor at The Imago Center of DC in Washington, D. "There is something about every couple that makes sense once you get to know them." The trick is to help others understand why you "make sense." Some tactics Sears recommends are: For May-December couples, having children can be an issue.If a woman is older, she may not want, or be able, to have kids. This doesn't have to be a deal breaker, but it's wise to address it early on in the relationship.
A month or so ago, I stopped seeing a much younger guy.
Because he's only 23, I went into it without any expectations.
I realized that I chose to get involved because I knew I'd be OK when he and I did decide it was time to move on, because I've always been OK in the past.
Granted, some endings are more painful than others, but as I've gotten older and been involved in more relationships, I have learned that the ending is for a good reason, and that my life absolutely goes on -- usually with me having learned something about myself and taking with me new memories and experiences.
One of the first barriers you may face is the reaction of your family and friends.