when the age difference between the partners is up to 10-12 years, but when there is an age gap of over 20 years, and the man is closer to his spouse’s parents, opinions might start to shift towards harsh critique instead. It is not uncommon to see in Western society couples who have a considerable age difference between the individuals.
More than 8% of heterosexual couples have an age gap of at least 10 years, with the man being the older partner in the relationship.
Sam just wanted to finish out his life “without hassle.” That’s not truly living at all.
Just a taste of the dating advice for older men and other things Sam and Brian discuss in the video: -Sam’s journey -Why you’re only as old – or young – as your energy and vibe -How Sam is actually feeling younger and younger as he grows!
-How Sam tried and tried to do more of the same, expecting different results -Going on dates feeling like you have to impress the woman -Healthy enjoyment of external validation vs toxic addiction to it for your self-esteem -Realizing women want to meet men and getting more comfortable around them -Dating younger women -The challenge of letting go of your analytical/over-thinking nature with women when that has served you very well in your career or other areas of your life -Opening your heart…and the uncomfortable feelings that can come with that -Embracing vulnerability, anger, and other commonly repressed or mishandled emotions -feeling like a clueless teenager in an old man’s body -feeling broken -Becoming aware of self-abusive thinking, beliefs, and behavior -facing and moving through heavy emotions that are holding you back…even if you don’t know it -Much more!
Sam always lived an adventurous life and on paper it looked great, but much of it was filled with stress and constantly trying to “prove something” to others.
He also had a ton of “Nice Guy Syndrome” running and avoided, diffused, or numbed out tension at all costs.
The big age gap between partners (more than a decade) can make sharing cultural values seem a little difficult, and can also cause social awkwardness when the couple is out in the public.
Also, chances are that the older male partner will project his need for power and control onto his partner, and just see his spouse as a prize, rather than a loving partner. If you feel disconnected or frustrated about the state of your marriage but want to avoid separation and/or divorce, the course meant for married couples is an excellent resource to help you overcome the most challenging aspects of being married.
Often, they are easier to please than the younger guys, and they are more likely to have their life together.
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