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Why Marrying a Younger Man Sucks

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Guest blogger mom-on-the-edge: It's not easy being the older person in the relationship. Here's why.

annoyed woman and a man drinking beer
Demi Moore did it. So did Joan Collins. But unless you're living in Hollywood or your life is like a romance novel, here are three reasons why marrying a much younger man is just plain stupid. (My husband is eight years younger than me. I speak from experience...)

1) Younger guys love beer more than you. If they have $10 extra dollars in their wallet, they will buy a six pack every single time. Never mind a nice bouquet of flowers for you.   

2) Younger men have lousy taste in movies. If you're going to the movies together, the film will either have two fight scenes, a few cars blowing up or someone making jokes about their ass.

The last one is dear to my heart because I just became aware of it this weekend. My husband and I have to move. So, we made a deal. He picks out places he likes, I do the same and we keep an open mind. He went first...

The third and final reason why marrying a much younger man is just plain stupid is...  drumroll ...

3) They don't care if they live like they're still in college! The kitchen of his dream home had a mini-fridge. Perfect for holding a six-pack and not much more. It had a mini-stove.  Mustard yellow with two electric burners that looked 80 years old. And, it had a mini-dishwasher. It held about eight plates, but I wouldn't want to use it for fear of waking up the mice.  

Plus, this apartment had two flights of stairs before you even got to the front door, 26 steps!  I asked him how I could do that alone with the baby, the stroller, a few bags of groceries ...  He said, "You're able-bodied." That's what he said. I'm 40! Doesn't he understand I can barely see to put the keys in the door anymore and my arms are like Mr. Burns from the Simpsons?

It's time my husband grows up! Or, maybe I just need to start making some adult decisions...

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Mrs. A August 4, 2010, 6:47 AM

Seriously?? This is the best article you could write? I think the last line of the article sums up your mindset. It does sound like you forget to bring maturity to the relationship. Your 3 scenarios are pointless. It is not about age, it is about maturity, and you both picked an immature person.If you can’t see at 41 years of age, get some glasses. If your arms look that bad, go to the gym, or use those 26 steps to your advantage. Seriously, with all the whining, why would he be serious about anyone who wants him to change but cant manage to care for herself???

DEANNA  August 17, 2010, 1:42 PM

my boyfriend of two years is 18 years YOUNGER than me .im 43 and it’s been a wonderfull ride he works hard does not drink, smoke or party he wants be with me in everything i do ..including shopping!! so i think that you ar stero typing these guys , not all men are chidren.

Jennifer August 21, 2010, 10:46 AM

My boyfriend of 15 mos is 24 and I’m 35 and couldn’t be happier. He’s great with me and my 2 kids from previous marriages. We are seriously considering marriage and I don’t think his age is going to matter. He can only get even better with the passing years. I agree, I think its the man, not simply his age.

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Dori September 18, 2010, 8:37 PM

My husband is 16 years younger and my ex husband is 10 years older and my younger husband is a much more loving, mature, helpful, thoughtful man. He is my rock, It’s not the age it’s the man..
Every relationship is a gamble..

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Gg December 25, 2010, 6:50 PM

Lookin for real mature expieriences not someone who chose and cant live with their decisions or can show any kind of appreciation. You all kno what youre getting into before i do so wtf with the misery loves company scenario. Lame and ignorant to your higher self. Its called peace and peace of mind.

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