Me and my boyfriend have been dating for over a year now. We Started dating when i was 18 and and i'll be 20 in a few weeks. My boyfriend just turned 30. I'm Having a really Hard time dealing With Family and Friends Judging our relationship. I've even had strangers tell me How "inappropriate" our relationship is. My Parents Have No issue with us Dating. they actually like him a lot. Some of my family members have even accused him of being a pedophile or that he's taking advantage of me since he's my first boyfriend. He's really upset about how my family is treating him and i am too. how do i deal with this?
The way I see it, you aren't going to be sleeping next to any of your disapproving relatives. Don't give a fuck what they think, I guarantee you they've done things that are substantially worse. Never let other people determine your relationship.