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Age Difference in Relationships

Group Therapy: Is It the Age Difference, or Is It Him?

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It's not a big age difference, only seven years, but he used to say they're ten years. Frankly I don't know if this has to do anything with the relationship or it is the nature of the man vs. the woman.

Anyway, I am so romantic and the fact that I hadn't had a relationship for three years before him made me so vulnerable, he loves that because I don't try to hide my feelings or act hard to get, when I miss him I tell, when I need him I tell. The problem is that he's not like that for me. He has to finish all the work he's asked to do, if he's not in the mood "we" can wait. Another opposite side of him — which I like — is that when he needs to rest, complain, make future plans, or pour himself to someone . . . I am that one.

I need more of him, most of him, more nights on the beach, on the couch, more hugs and cuddles, more and more of "I love you" and "I miss you," while he enjoys that we in the first place can discuss all matters of life, we have dialogue even if it's not about love, we have intimacy, chemistry and he thinks that if he doesn't say I love you as much that's because it's not what the love is all about.

What should I do to make him more open to me? How come he laughs like a child with me and has future plans for us, but can work until he drops instead of being with me during those hours?

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