The definition of empathy is “the power of understanding and imaginatively entering into another person’s feelings.
So the only way you really can empathize is to know their side of the story.
You know that dating at this stage of life (or any, for that matter) isn't exactly a rose garden every moment.
When you appreciate that the same is true for the men you date, it will go a long way toward building compassion and relationships.
But when it comes to whether she’ll see you as boyfriend material, thoughtfulness takes on a whole other meaning.
In the following days I’m going to give you some of their stories of dating after 40 and relationships.(I know they are still in contact, but he has never lied about it.) I’m worried he might cheat on me too, or worse, give his ex another shot, and I’ll be left on the sidelines. Like some gay men who come out later in life, he may not have fully realized that he was gay until some time after they were married. Dear Abby: I work in a company that has small offices.Although most people have their own office, I share one because I was the last guy hired. When he comes into my office or I have to go into his, or even walk by his door, the smell is seriously rank.Dear Abby: I am a gay man who has been dating a divorced man for nine months. He was married to a woman for more than 20 years and has three children.(I am the age between his middle and oldest children.) We met one day and have never been apart since. We had a connection I had never experienced before I met him.
Coming from a man who's had so much experience helping women in real life, who has so many success stories in his track record and has a distinctly masculine point of view is just so incredibly valuable.