Opposites Attract in Middle Age???
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|Fri, 02-14-2014 - 4:06pm|
Thanks to Facebook, I have gotten back in touch with a woman who was briefly my girlfriend in summer camp. I was 15 and she was 14 at the time. She is now a 49 year old divorcee. Her last serious boyfriend seemed like a good match--but he didn't want to advance to the next level. It has now been over 3 years since that last relationship ended.
Although her mother died in the terror attack on September 11, 2001, she is a committed pacifist, working for peace and understanding with Muslims. Pacifism is an active endeavor for her. She is otherwise a staunch liberal and supporter of gun control. She is serious, but not traditional, in her observance of Judaism. She is from an upper middle class family and works in art and music therapy.
She is starting to be involved with a Catholic man who works as a prison guard, is a NRA member, and loves hunting and guns. He also loves to eat pork.
I myself don't see how this relationship can work. Of course, I do realize how hard it is for women over 45 to find someone suitable. Anyway, what do others think? How could a relationship between two such different individuals succeed?
I am not currently in a position to say anything to her--but I am curious if others here agree with me.