Try to establish what you’re both looking for from the relationship in the early days, so you can be sure you’re on the same page.
He is tired of the rat race and is seeking more connection.
Simultaneously, an older woman is tired of putting herself second after her children and husband.
They have relationships and start families, but their primary focus is figuring out a way to make it in the world.
In young adult relationships, these needs are often in conflict, as the woman wants more intimacy and the man is focused on building his career.
She may already have children, which will bring its own challenges and rewards.