Friends and family can often be very unsupportive of your new relationships.
You know the drill… your mom keeps finding faults with your new girlfriend, your friends don’t think she’s “not right for you”, and so on. Or your dad just thinks “that new boy just isn’t the one”, and makes sure to remind you of that 3 times a day.
So if you’re in love and want the relationship to blossom, you’ll have to decide what side to take – and who can make those decisions in your love life.
Some people ignore this “well intentioned” advice and make their own decisions on life and love, while others just give in and walk away from their newfound love.
And then there are those who decide to live a double life with their newfound love, and hide this relationship from their family and friends. For whatever reasons, they decide the secrets and lies are worth it.
But is this really better than facing your family and friends and making the hard decision? Where do you draw that line?
You decide. Be sure to read the question, then watch the video and leave your thoughts below.
Here’s the full story…
Dear Dan and Jennifer,
I am 71 years old and I have been seeing this guy who is 80 off and on for 3 years
He lives one hour from me and I met him on line
The question I have is that after that long and being intimate he still keeps me a secret from his family
He says he is divorced for 5 years but I asked him once does your daughter and son know about me he said no
They couldn’t face the fact because of the divorce – she is 27 and son is 28 he has no phone and I have never been to his home he has been to mine many times and has met my whole family
Whenever I bring up the subject about his home or anything he evades the question he said he loves me deeply but if I mention I don’t like all these secrets he thinks I have found a young stud and that makes no room for him and if I even think I should look somewhere else I feel guilty.
Please tell me where you think I stand because I am thinking of joining a singles club in town. It isn’t that I want to be with him 24/7 it is the mystery behind all this.
I have the computer for communications unless he calls me from a card phone which I can’t call back on. Thank you for your time.