My mom dating much younger man
He told me about how his best friend had died in a drowning accident in college, and how much that tragedy still affected him, six years later.
It was as if by getting to know me on my terms and proving he wanted me in his life as a friend, I'd finally felt comfortable enough to open up in a way I didn't with men I met in typical dating situations.
You can also follow along on Facebook and Instagram. I live on my own, about a 40 minute drive away from the rest of my family, but both my brothers, aged 13 and 18, still live with my mom.
Then my grandmother gave me the rest of the details: the guy my mom is dating is 22 and is moving in with her in less than a month.
Apparently, she has been secretly dating this guy for months.
She met him online, and they met for the first time in real life this September. I wrestled with the age difference, and my Grandmother talked me down from my state of dumfounded shock.
She told my grandmother that she didn’t tell anyone because she said she knew we would judge her (damn straight! She told me my mom was old enough to make her own mistakes, and that we would talk about it more when I saw her in person on Thanksgiving. But the more I thought about it, the angrier I got.
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 okay with not knowing—I know it's enough for today that he and I love each other. Although it's cliché, he loves like he can't get hurt, and seeing that has taught me a lesson I needed to learn.