Trust me, I learned the hard way

Dating someone ten years older than me or i

Every couple years he goes through

There are a ton of bad examples of marriage out there. However, if you have an unsettling feeling about the relationship, it might pay to listen to the advice of others who care about you. It helps that I am ever so slightly more mature and Jordan is so youthful and playful.

Every couple years he goes through all of his business stuff and tells me what he wants me to do when he dies. For Jordan, the latter was less of a big deal than it was to me.

Like any couple chances are you will value certain activities more than others. Early on I used to have a fit every week about what he could do to make more time for me, but at a certain point, after some compromising, you end up just trying to be supportive and patient. He was stable and secure financially, emotionally and spiritually. You see, there is always a chance of outliving your spouse or one of you losing some kind of physical ability. It has never mattered that he has already experienced many of the exciting new changes I am going through for the first time because he still makes our experience together feel special.

For Jordan the

Go for walks when the weather permits. Whisking away on a whim for the weekend, playing hooky from work to celebrate your anniversary, or taking off a month for the summer to backpack through Europe might sound like great ideas to you. This applies to possible spouses of any age.

If you are well matched in terms of major issues, personality and interests, you may not experience any more challenges than any average couple would. Otherwise I could have fallen for anyone who seemed like a great guy and told me that he loved me. Dating a man ten years your senior can have its advantages and its challenges.