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March 30, 2023 at 11:57 pm #1119428

It sounds like you’re having a tough time processing your emotions and dealing with the difficulties of an intergenerational relationship. There are benefits to your relationship, but you should also be honest about the difficulties you face, such as the age difference and the distance.

You say that you and your partner speak different “love languages,” and that you’ve already told him you want more physical touch but feel guilty about doing so. It’s possible that your partner just doesn’t know how to express affection in the way that you need, but keep in mind that everyone communicates and expresses love differently. You could benefit from being completely forthright with him about your affection needs and how he can fulfill them.

Considering the age difference, you should think carefully about the difficulties you might encounter in a long-term relationship with this man. You both bring up the possibility that neither of your families will accept the relationship, which could be a major roadblock. As the two of you spend more time together, you may also begin to notice other discrepancies between your respective ways of life and priorities.

You and your partner are the only ones who can decide if the benefits of your relationship are worth the difficulties. It could be beneficial, however, to stop and consider whether or not this relationship is providing you with what you need and want. Be patient and willing to work through difficulties if you choose to keep the relationship going. All the best!