My mom dating much younger man
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He obliged, and as we clinked glasses, I guessed he was in his early 30s. That's so weird." The word rattled around in my head, even after he changed the subject to his upcoming marathon training. The banter that had come so easily seemed stilted in the bar. I said yes, but as soon as I got to the meet-up spot, I wanted to drive away. It wasn't what they were wearing—I was wearing an athletic tank top and hiking pants, same as the other women—but they all seemed so carefree.He would ask me to one-on-one dinners and drinks, and I'd suggest casual after-work beers instead.I was pretty sure I was going to spend the rest of my life alone, and I'd made my peace with that.Yes, the age difference bothers me, but not nearly as much as her inviting a guy whom my brothers have NEVER MET move in with them!
I feel like she is disregarding her role as mother in favor of some new relationship that gives her a sense of value.
But they've seen how skittish I am about romance, so I think they're just happy that I'm happy. That's actually one of our biggest fights—and where the age-difference thing comes out in full force.