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My boyfriend is 40 and I am 28 do you think that age affects our relationship

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Now it might seem ok because he's still pretty young... The differences may come later in life when he's in his retirement years and you aren't.

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Why do you think that it may be different on his retirement years
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My situation was a little different , but I dated someone 15 yrs older than me and it lasted 6 years. The older he got, the harder it was for me to relate .. He seemed to age must faster than me once he hit his 40s He slowed down, and I didn't.
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Your both grown so it doesn't matter

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Thanks this is the first time I've been in a relationship with someone who was slightly older and it's always and the back of my mind
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If you love him you deserve him :) when your grown age doesn't matter
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If its true love... then no.

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You're welcome.
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only if u let it

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I know a couple who is 10 years apart. Their relationship is great!

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me and the love of my life are 10 years apart
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Are you older or is he older
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my friend's parents are 20 years apart. 40 and 60
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he is older
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and we have been together now for over 12 years
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Well it is definitely going to affect your relationship. It could go any number of ways, but it is likely that he probably has a slightly "dominant" role in the relationship - not in a negative sense necessarily, but just that his age gives him a little more authority in the relationship.

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Sometimes I feel like he talks to me like a child ( we do live together)
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Have you discussed it with him? Some people just have that "tone" - I know I have to get on my own boyfriend about his sarcastic attitude sometimes, and he's only a couple years older than me.
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Ok thanks
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Sometimes I feel like I can't talk to him then when I start asking questions it like I aggravate him
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He'll just have to get over that, won't he? ;) *sigh* men. LOL.
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I know lol
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If you need to ask random people on the internet, maybe you already know the answer.

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I don't really have to ask random people on the Internet I just value other people's opinion
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You tell us if it affects your relationship.

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age does not matter what matters is that u love one another u are old enough

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No, love is love.

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Maybe a little.

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Why do you think that?
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Cuz it's a 12 year gap. But if you love eachother then I don't see any problems.
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You're twelve years apart. He'll be 72 when you're 50 it's not a good idea

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Your math is wrong
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We aren't 22 years apart
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