I have zero issues with our relationship—it’s great.The only concern I have is that prior to dating me, my boyfriend only dated very attractive women under 26 years old.Your feelings do not need to be justified by the experience of others!
Thank you so much.” You can also unfollow/detag yourself/mute your relative on social media if even videos that don’t include you, but remind you of that time in your life, make you feel uncomfortable.It’s fine to feel sensitive about this, and there’s plenty of relatively small steps you can take to avoid this source of anxiety. Reading too much into his ex pattern: I am 36 years old and have been in a relationship with a great guy for almost two years. We are talking about marriage and possibly kids if that works out.A: It’s not beyond the pale of acceptable things to say to one’s partner, but it’s also possible that you might hurt your wife’s feelings, or that she’ll say no to your request.If you two can typically have productive conversations about fraught topics like personal appearance comfortably and affectionately, then you might consider bringing it up.You can say that you really liked the color she used to dye her hair, and if she ever went back, you’d be totally into it.
But if she likes the gray, or doesn’t relish the hassle of keeping a dye job refreshed, then you should drop it. Adolescent embarrassment: I’m in my late-30s but for some reason am painfully embarrassed by my pre-teen/middle school years.
Mallory Ortberg, aka Dear Prudence, is online weekly to chat live with readers. (Sign up below to get Dear Prudence delivered to your inbox each week. Most of the time, I can see myself marrying him and being happy, but some things he says politically make me nervous, and I’m worried that he’s too uncaring about other people’s situations.
He’s in the medical field and enjoys helping his patients.
Your goal should not be to “get over this.” Your goal should be to talk to your boyfriend about his past and to share your feelings, anxieties, and questions with him openly.
You’re not talking about an age gap between two adults in similar life situations, or the occasional exception—for most of his life and well into his late 30s, your boyfriend has dated college-aged women.
If he shuts down or dismisses the topic, that’s a sign that he hasn’t thought critically about it, and that should worry you. : I’m not sure I agree with Prudie’s answer on this one.