For dating a divorced man
I used to think of it as this be-all, end-all—you either had the happily-ever-after or it would never work out.
But being in an in-between state with Mike—I very much love him, yet understand that neither of us knows our ending—has made it increasingly clear that love isn't that simple.
Even his mother approves of us, saying that Mike has always been one to follow his heart. My dad has no idea how old Mike is, and while my mom knows he's younger, she's never asked for details. Although he says having children isn't important to him and that he'd still feel fulfilled without kids, I don't believe him.
That said, while I know our love is real, because of the age difference and kids question, we're both skittish about talking about the future in definite terms. But I am also Although it's cliché, he loves like he can't get hurt, and seeing that has taught me a lesson I needed to learn.But in general, people don't dwell on our age difference.Two years later, Mike and I are definitely a couple—we live together and we're deeply in love. He obliged, and as we clinked glasses, I guessed he was in his early 30s. Meanwhile, I wanted to slide under the table and disappear. At the party, I flirted with the handsome man making a rum and coke in the kitchen, asking if he could whip one up for me, too.