“I just don’t know what to do because on one hand he’s given me a whole new life and I do love him,” she reached out. “But on the other, he can be very restricting and often makes it seem like me simply being my own human being is going to be the end of our relationship.”
The post received many replies with lots of advice. One said: “You need to end this relationship. There are older men out there who can guide and care for you (Daddy-type relationship, if that’s your thing) without controlling you and preventing you from having friends.”
“This sounds so toxic! I’m in a similar age gap relationship and would never ever do this to my gf. Time for you to move on IMO [in my opinion],” a second wrote.
A third comment read: “His behaviour would be controlling and abusive whether the age gap was part of this or not and you can and should expect more maturity than this. I think you know that it’s time to leave this man and his insecurities behind before he wastes more of your life with these “rules” he expects you to follow like he’s your boss or parent.”
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