Dating a guy 14 years older
Instead, I chose to relocate with my two young sons to a country in turmoil, arriving on the bloodiest day in its modern history. 14, 2013, the day Egyptian forces killed more than 700 civilian demonstrators — including a British journalist who had been a guest at a dinner party I'd thrown — I moved to Egypt.While looking for peace there may sound insane, for me, the move was a lifesaver.When my marriage collapsed in a cascade of discoveries about my husband, I did what many women before me have done: I fled to a place where I thought I would be able to heal and find clarity.But my elected haven wasn't a mecca for eating or praying.I didn't want to get into another serious relationship any time soon. As if anything in my life had gone according to plan…One night, I noticed a Friend request on Facebook from someone I didn't know.
There was something between us that transcended logic.We met the following week, and I spilled the tale of my failed marriage. It was under renovation, but we snuck into a dark conference room to admire the stunning Nile view … It was a great kiss — until a security guard pointed his massive flashlight at us and shooed us away.The last time that had happened to me, I'd been in the back of my high school boyfriend's car. A few days after our kiss, he said he considered us a couple, and a week later, he told me he loved me.The occasions when we are gazing into each other's eyes and I wonder if he sees an old lady have grown far fewer.I had dinner recently with an old friend I hadn't seen in many years.
When I step back and take an objective look at us — he's 26, I'm 48 — I think I must look ridiculous.