I'm 38, amicably divorcing, a mother to a 6-year-old daughter, and in a new relationship with a 26 year old. I've known him for a couple years now, and feel pretty secure in our relationship.
The issue is our age difference.
For one, we recognize that time is not on our side when it comes to my fertility. We both want children, and plan to move in together next summer/fall. I'm not really interested in getting re-married, but he is adamant that if we chose to have children together we will be married. Our current plan (if all goes well) is to try for baby starting next summer.
The biggest stumbling block I feel we are running into right now is his perception of things. He is an old-soul, but still, he see's things with a very young perspective at times. He can be impatient, see's things as more black/white than I do, etc. I find myself being frustrated when we are discussing certain issues, particularly when he is so vehement that his way is the ONLY way, etc. He doesn't yell, but OMG the man can lecture!
Is there anyone here in a relationship with a similar age difference? Anyone with some advice?