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Take a leap for love

I took the biggest leap of my life when I agreed to be in a relationship with Mike. You see, Mike and I have a six year age gap. Mike has had four past relationships and he was going to be my first. He was looking for someone to settle down with; I wanted to know what all the fuss about love was.

A lot of my friends weighed in on our then budding relationship and all of them did not approve of it. They all said he was too old for me and that I had to take care of my heart. I began to question myself and began to wonder what his real intentions were. Did he really like me for me or did he only want me for an ulterior motive? Will he just break my heart? What will other people say?

I almost said no because of peer pressure. I almost let other people’s opinion matter more than my own. It wasn’t until I was told by my friend that my happiness was the only thing that mattered did I become more confident with my then increasing fondness for him. I will always be thankful for that friend’s advice because if I hadn’t heard that, I would have made a decision I would surely regret.

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If you are wondering how my relationship with Mike turned out, it has been awesome! We have been together for more than two years and I am constantly learning something new to love about him every day. It’s not always rainbows and butterflies but we are both committed in making our relationship work.


  1. You have written with simple yet brilliantly honest words. I am glad that a friend told you to follow what makes you happy. 🙂 Because that has been my principle as well. I have been in a relationship for 5 years now and I completely understand how you felt. Choosing who to love is really a huge risk. But as long as you’re happy, it will all be worth it. 🙂

    By the way you may want to read mine: 🙂

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