No one can predict what lies ahead, and no one knows if they will be with someone forever, however long “forever” may be.2.I believe that this is someone else’s issue and not my own.

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on a date, because I actually broke every dating rule out there, and invited him over to my house to watch a football game and share dinner.

Also note that this was not because I had some notion that we would end up together long-term, but rather because I was embarrassed to be seen in public with him because of our age difference. At the time, I thought that people would judge us and stare, or even worse, someone might mistake him for my son.

And, although we've been together for more than a year and a half, live together, and are planning a future with one another, individuals still find it difficult to understand why we have chosen each other.

My age has been a huge barrier for some to open their minds and hearts and get to know me simply as the person whom he loves.

I know that I am a wonderful person, and if they are too close-minded to see me as what I am — a human with feelings, thoughts, stories, and love to give, then it isn’t my job to convince them otherwise.5. I have studied human behavior for years, and can pick up subtleties and nuances in people’s reactions and body language.

When I read or see negative behavior toward me, I sometimes want to scream and cry.

Moreover, I often want to hide away — to avoid family functions, social outings, and not have to face people eye to eye.

But I know that hiding, crying and shouting does no good; I must show up as myself, courageously and yet graciously, and be the best person I can be.

I have now resolved that it is not my job to win other people over.