Aonther male point of view
Such incredible advice, opinions, and empathy from wiser and more experienced folk than you or I… I can’t imagine a better gift the internet has given us than places like this. Anyway, this man of yours seems to love you very much. My question: Does he also love the woman he’s lived with all this time? Did he know her when she was younger and continued to love her as she grew older? There is something about that relationship that drives him to still desire her, a woman physically less hot and young than you. That ‘something’ is proof that he can love you for more than your looks. From your post it appears you are a thoughtful, intelligent, and interesting person… all the more reason that his man’s love for you will endure and grow stronger even as you trade youth for maturity.