I was 20, she was 16. Was everything just an illusion?

GrowingOlder
I missed out on teen romance when I was in high school.

When I was 20, I got with a 16 year old girl. I convinced myself that I was her age (mentally and emotionally). In a lot of ways, I was developmentally delayed. And in a lot of ways, I was still a teen.

But I was fullfilling a fantasy of what a teen romance would be. But if I consciously was trying to replicate a teen romance, doesn't that verify that in reality I wasn't that?

For example, a teenager views him or herself as older than they are. But for me, I viewed myself younger than I was. Thus, I feel I was living an illusion.

I can't really explain it. and it frustrated me that i can't put it into words.

But I feel the feelings were based on false perception.
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For example, we viewed each other as the same age, but she was seeing herself as older and I was seeing myself as younger.
I was 20, she was 16. Was everything just an illusion?
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