New to the board, this is my first M/D relationship. I am dating a guy 15 years older and loving it. We are moving into serious and it honestly feels amazing, except...people's opinions and reactions. Ugh! My family either pretends he's a figment of my imagination or complain he is "too old" etc. His family is more supportive because he is "finally happy". Both we are handling well, as neither of us are super close to our families. The big issue comes with our friends - who are more like our family than our actual family. There isnt one of them simply happy for us. They all have a soapbox or in his case the atta boy because I am younger and he "scored". We are planning a life, it will be a second marriage for us both, so we are not talking details lightly. I am starting to worry about how it will work with friends like these? I know we are in this, but I dont want to cut life long friends from my life inorder to be in love. Does anyone have advice?