What’s the largest age gap in a relationship you’ve been in, or have seen?
For me, it was college. I know I might be judged for saying this, but in my sophomore year of college, when I was 19/20, I was in a year-long relationship with a 45 year old grad student.
Looking back now, I realize just how horrifically young and immature I was to do such a thing. I thought he was so mature and refined. I tried to keep it quiet, but eventually, my friends found out. They had issues with it, but accepted it.
One of my friends, though, told my grandmother. My mom, strangely enough, had no issues with the relationship. She’s an extremely progressive woman (my father is actually 10 years younger than she is). My grandmother, on the other hand, is not. She’s a conservative Lutheran from Germany, and after she found out, she didn’t talk to me for two years.