Dating much older
PREVENTION PREMIUM: The Cure For Your Sexless Marriage Seth was 19, and we ended up dating for more than five years until his family's opposition to our relationship caused us to break up.
His mother cut him off from the family and sought to erode my professional reputation.
If a young woman was interested in the man I was with, she might ask if I was his mother.
My male friends would diminish my boyfriends, assuming the relationship was just about sex. Men can do this—Larry King, Michael Douglas, President Trump—why can't a woman?
But Seth*, a beautiful guy from my gym kept talking to me.Soon after the breakup, I got into a relationship with a man 16 years younger than me. He was lovely, but I realized that he was still a boy.He went from his parents' home to my home, and I thought, I have to kick him out of the nest, or he will never become his own man.I should also mention this: I've never wanted to get married or have children. I think being such a "free spirit" has made it difficult for men to gauge my age.I also blossomed in my 40s and early 50s and was far more confident about my looks than I was in my 20s.