Dating handle rejection
That higher sex drive translates, among other things, into being more direct with men.
The more mature women may be interested in dating a younger guy out of sheer curiosity of what it feels like dating someone younger, and also because usually younger guys are more “agile,” active, energetic.
There are some other compelling reasons for why older women are more attractive to younger guys.
And of course, it’s not a secret that women in their thirties and forties have a much higher sex driver than the ones in their twenties.
Being around a younger guy makes a woman feel younger as well.
No woman is attracted to a guy who is a couch potato or who is unable to climb a set of stairs without being out of breath, especially if the woman herself is very active.
And you may be right to hold back with people at work, or certain friends you feel won’t understand or will judge you. Some find an online group designed as support for parents of estranged adult children useful. Acknowledging your feelings, whether in a journal or by sharing with others you trust can be healthy, but not to excess or in a negative way. Do you catch yourself saying aloud or thinking, “I’ll never get over this..” Are you continually asking questions, such as, “Why do these sorts of things always happen to me? This suggestion may sound trite, but if negative thoughts can produce more negative thoughts, positive thoughts can be as fruitful. As reported in the Harvard Health Newsletter, researchers at Hope College in Michigan found that changing one’s thoughts about a stressful situation, perhaps by considering the parts you handled well or imagining offering forgiveness, changes the body’s responses.
Women who belong to this category will not be happy sticking around a guy, if they know in advance that it is not going anywhere and has no potential to turn into an actual partnership.
Only you know which category you belong to or which category you want to belong to, and once you determine which approach fits your life philosophy, you are likely to make the right choice for yourself given your unique situation, as well as what you need and want at that specific point in your life.
You may question everything you thought about your child, your relationship, and how your life will continue in relation to your son or daughter, and perhaps in relation to your prior expectations. Parents may have a sense of failure at having tried everything, but nothing has worked to restore the relationship.
Getting to a point where you feel you’ve moved on may take time, so be kind to yourself. These are just a few of the feelings you may encounter in response to an adult child’s rejection, betrayal or neglect.