I’m In Love With A Younger Man But Scared He Will Leave Me

December 20, 2013  |  


From Essence

Dr. Sherry,

I’m a 29-year-old Black women and single mom of three girls. I just recently gave birth to my third child in July, and since then life has taken its toll. Throughout this process I met a man who’s a few years younger than me. We started out as friends, but now he is mine to keep. I often get nervous and scared because of experiences with my past relationships. One of them lasted for 6 years and it didn’t end well. I try not to think about that just for piece of mind but no matter what I do, it just isn’t enough. Now my new beau and I have been official for three months and it has been like heaven for me. In this short time, I’ve grown to love this man and I’ve offered my all to keep him. He’s also done the same for me. I’m currently going through a financial bump and I’m super embarrassing that he has to witness this. I fear he may be thinking this is too much for him to handle, but I try and keep that negativity to myself to avoid stressing him out. I have three kids and he has none. I’ll be 30 soon and he’s just starting to enjoy his 20s. I love him a lot and he tells and shows me he loves me as well, but I’m just concerned that my situation will make him reconsider our relationship altogether. What would be your advice in this case? Thank you.

Read Dr. Sherry’s response at Essence.com

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