Seventy-year-old men with forty-five-year-old women. Fifty-year-old-men with twenty-nine-year-olds. We see it all of the time. We know it’s out there. But here’s one side of that dynamic that we don’t think about: the exes they left behind. The older men, that is. Somewhere, for every major age-gap relationship, there is an ex (who is the same age as the older man) shaking her head. It always stings when your ex marries somebody new. But when he marries someone 20 to 30 years his junior…it stings extra bad. And it’s confusing. It’s infuriating. It’s funny. It’s sad. It’s a lot of things that just make you do a double take and need a double scotch on the rocks. If you’re divorced, you may think you know what went wrong, but when you see your ex pop up with a new wife that could be his daughter, you question everything you think you know. Here’s what you’ll think when your ex gets with someone MUCH younger.
She must be less combative
He’s clearly with her because she’s less combative—the younger ones always are. But she’ll get older, like everyone does, and she’ll also discover his bullsh*t ways, and realize life isn’t always fun and light and breezy, and she’ll start to argue, too. He’ll see.