Dating a man 7 years younger
I didn't want to get into another serious relationship any time soon. As if anything in my life had gone according to plan…One night, I noticed a Friend request on Facebook from someone I didn't know.I had dinner recently with an old friend I hadn't seen in many years.She told me she never thought my marriage was the end of my story.
And despite the age difference and the fact that we disagreed on everything from movies to ideal vacation spots, I felt the same way.
She liked my husband, she explained, but he and my married life never quite fit with the person she'd known me to be. I think the convention-busting girl I was in my premarital 20s may have had it right.
Risk is relative and personal, and sometimes, the socially mandated choices are the most hazardous of all.
In Cairo, I resurrected the bold, adventurous woman I'd been two decades earlier, before I'd yielded to the pressures and should-dos of grown-up life.
I'd met my former husband in the then-Soviet Moscow, where I'd moved from Paris in search of a job in journalism. In Cairo — I was working on a book about Egypt, so moving there seemed the logical choice — I found strange comfort in the upheaval.