I love my boyfriend! He is quite an amazing individual. We enjoy every moment we have together and we both work very hard to ...in a way - make our relationship look easy.Relationships are hard - they require dedication, long hours, patience and a great sense of humor. But for some reason no one seems able to say that.They say if it is hard work then there is something wrong.I think of it as - we both wanted this relationship because of our love for one another, why not do everything possible to make it work?10 months out of the year - my boyfriend is 20 years older than I am. The other 2 months we're only 19 years apart. =)I am 26 and he is 46. I want to marry him because I not only do I love him,I like him and that is a very big deal.I enjoy his smile, jokes, the way he thinks very carefully before asking a question. He always doing sweet things for me that are completely unexpected. He respects my opinion and asks for it frequently. He knows when to apologize and does it immediately. And he does everything in his power to make sure that I am taken care of, provided for and that I always know how loved and appreciated I am. Because he does these things, I do the same for him.I can never decide if it is the age difference or if it is simply luck of the draw...I think I'll go with both - I know for sure that he never treated his ex wife this way. Perhaps things do get better with age or maybe the personalities click differently.Whatever it is... we're happy. He is happy. I'm happy. Actually, I'm more than happy - I'm ecstatic to call him mine. I don't know what the future will bring and I dread the thought of losing him, but it could easily be the other way around. I would prefer to take care of him than to have him take care of me, but that is a risk to be found in any relationship.I have no doubt that in time we will go through some ‘growing pains’ but as long as he still has his sexy gray hair…we’ll get though it all just fine! He ignores the horrible looks and so do I but sometimes like today I just want to shout at the people throwing daggers.I'm new to this blog and find it very therapeutic. Does anybody else have a similar life?