I am aware that people often judge what they do not understand.
This is not the choice someone else may have made, they may have gone down a different path, or chosen a different type of partner.
I know that I am a wonderful person, and if they are too close-minded to see me as what I am — a human with feelings, thoughts, stories, and love to give, then it isn’t my job to convince them otherwise.5. I have studied human behavior for years, and can pick up subtleties and nuances in people’s reactions and body language.
He is the kindest, most compassionate, funniest individual I have ever encountered.
Those are the times when I want to hug him tighter, tell him I love him, and just show the world that this can and will be a love for as long as we are lucky enough to have each other.4.
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.
At the beginning of our relationship, my friends were concerned that his age automatically revealed his readiness to have a long-term relationship and plan a future together.
People in our lives also expressed the fear that if we were to stay together, we may never have a “normal” life.
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.
And, although we've been together for more than a year and a half, live together, and are planning a future with one another, individuals still find it difficult to understand why we have chosen each other.