Hello and welcome!
Originally Posted by KloroformKitten
Lovey is 19 years my senior. When we met 6 yrs ago, I knew he was older than I and put the difference at 10--possibly 15--yrs. While we've never been mistaken for father and daughter, the difference in our ages has become more apparent. I don't attribute this to aging per se; I think his diagnosis of Stage IV metastatic colo-rectal cancer has more to do with that.
The only real "issue" we've faced regarding the uncertainty others may have regarding the nature of our relationship due to apparent difference in our ages was while dealing with medical staff during the initial stages of his diagnosis. We've faced a few comments while in social settings; they were from women who were interested in him or men who were interested in me, and those who were attempting to be funny. According to who it was, where we were, and whether or not their stated intent was to be an anal orifice, we gave as good as we got...humorously or otherwise.
"Our past is a story existing only in our minds. Look, analyze, understand, and forgive. Then, as quickly as possible, chuck it." ~ Marianne Williamson