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My boyfriend and I are not immune to the effects of these judgments.
Just a month ago, we had to have talk about whether or not we should stay together or break up — simply because of the pressure put on us from hearing so many critical opinions about our relationship.
I believe that this is someone else’s issue and not my own.
In reality, strangers hardly know there is much of an age difference between us, and they're almost certainly unaware that the difference is about 12.5 years — an age gap that is taboo in our culture.
Before I realized the depth of others' judgments about our “taboo” relationship, I first had to get over my own insecurities about being with someone over a decade younger.
For those of you reading: the next time you begin to judge a relationship that looks “different” because of age, race, disability, or something else, catch yourself and stop.
Be a catalyst for change: start with yourself and aid others in shedding stereotypes.
Moreover, I often want to hide away — to avoid family functions, social outings, and not have to face people eye to eye.