18 yr old dating 30 yr old
One of my sister's friends, Sean, happened to be the man I eventually married. I shared my family's dinner table with him many times and always noted that he was cute, but I never gave it more than a passing thought.
When my sister's winter break came around, I hadn't seen Sean in several months, and during that time of estrangement Sean went from a boy to a strapping 18-year-old man.
Sean and I spent the next two-and-a-half years breaking each other's hearts over and over again.
But after the shattering, we always came back to one another, and as we put each other back together, we became intimately familiar with the other's pieces.
Apparently, when you repeatedly tell a girl with a fragile ego that she's beautiful and great, she will fall in love with you and even marry you.
As I got older and more self-assured, our relationship evolved into nightly screaming matches, and I began to have panic attacks over the thought of being with Mark forever.
A fling that I would look back upon fondly and tell stories of to my children in an effort to prove to them that their mother had been a rebel.
Friends and family expressed concern about my life and recent choices.
The 25-year-old law grad and the 18-year-old future sailor were dating. There were late-night phone calls that involved a symphony of sobbing and screaming.
After our blissful two weeks, Sean left to join the Navy. I guess so," I replied happily as I squeezed his hand above the car's console. For the first time in a very long time, I completely ignored my brain and just did what felt good.
It was the detail that I had been trying to forget for our entire romantic interlude. When I pulled up to the recruiter's office, he leaned in and gave me a long kiss and his eyes lingered on my face as he pulled away and said, "See you at graduation? I didn't know when his graduation was or what boot camp graduation entailed, and I was dead broke, but I would be there.
I know many smoking-hot middle-aged people who are emotional teenagers.
I know many brilliant, mature people who aren’t old enough to rent a car.