It is important to like the person you are dating, not just the idea of them.Ex-spouses and children can also affect the dynamic of the relationship.If you ever find yourself in a relationship where you feel made into a sex object by your partner due to your age, race, gender or sexuality, please identify this a major red flag and reconsider the future of the relationship.Every person deserves to be respected and appreciated by their partner, not viewed as an object or prize.A friend of mine felt her partner was objectifying her due to her young age.In her words: “” This is an extreme example, but I am grateful she brought it up.
Be sure to communicate this to your partner and your respective audience (i.e.kids, family members, etc.).
reported that 34 percent of women over 39 years old were dating younger men.
Add in the popularization of divorce over the last 50 years and the introduction of dating apps, and matters of love, sex and how we connect are utterly transformed. And if age ain’t nothing but a number (), how are we to navigate what is appropriate (or not) when it comes to finding a partner?
In this situation it is important to treat your partner and your child with distinguishable difference, establishing boundaries and protecting each relationship role.
Keep an open mind and be open to discussing the relationship with the people you care about.
I find it refreshing that society has begun to validate the simple fact that relationships (no matter how short or long) can still be meaningful.