A boy growing up watches how his dad treats his mom and then usually emulates the behavior.
If a kid's dad is loving, kind and respectful to his wife, the boy will see this, and hopefully follow suit.
An age difference of three or four years is one thing but some parents cringe at the thought of their son dating a woman 10 to 15 years his senior.
It is understandable why the parents would be concerned despite the fact that it is their son’s own life and he must make his own decisions.
But that’s not a power position, and it does you no favors. Beware of wielding stereotypes; they’re cheap shortcuts masquerading as wisdom, and if you use them, prepare to be judged by them. You would only applaud someone if she succeeded in doing something impossible or crazy, or if she got away with something she shouldn’t have. The cougar image is cartoonish at best, derived either from a culture fearful of a sexually empowered woman, or from the woman herself, who claims cougardom as a way to boost her self esteem via sex with a man many years her junior.He called her "stupid," "lazy," and in a story he was telling, said, "I told her to shut up."I called my girlfriend the next day and told her about the conversation. There is nothing more repulsive to a woman than a man who doesn't respect or show love to his mom.There is also nothing more attractive to a woman than watching her guy treat his mom like gold. A man giving his mom flowers, taking her to church, or even just putting his arms around her for a big hug is so darn sweet!I’m tired of guys treating me like I should be grateful if they even stick around for five minutes. Do I need to be a nun in order to find someone who can actually see a relationship with me?Even if I really take my time getting to know someone before we become intimate… Don’t hear from him for days, I assume it’s over…then a text with, “hey are you home tonight? Is it unreasonable that I am hoping someone could take me seriously or see my worth?