“Age is nothing but a number” and “The heart wants what the heart wants” are two familiar phrases that people often use to explain their relationship choices. While both of these phrases are pretty accurate, you have to realize that another persons heart or age may not match yours at that particular time. This is where it gets tricky, because you can’t help who you fall in love with. One thing you can do is thoroughly evaluate the situation and weigh the pros and cons.
Maturity plays a large part in relationships even more so than age. Since we all evolve at different speeds we can’t really expect our partner to mature at the same time. Age is in fact just a number but with each new year there comes new experiences and responsibilities. These new experiences bring maturity and that is when we begin to really understand and know what we want. It’s easy to find things that we like in one another but it may not be the right time for them. They might be on another level, either above or below us and no matter how hard we try it just won’t work.
On rare occasions it might be possible for it to work out but it would require a committed effort on both sides. Unfortunately, there are never any guarantees even after both parties have went through their own personal evolutions. Some people are not meant to be a permanent fixture because they are only there to serve as a lesson. If you feel that you are ready to be committed, evaluate the entire situation and look beyond the feelings in your heart. Do not build a future on comforting truths because in the end it can destroy lives.