A woman was kicked out by her parents for beginning a relationship with a man 31 years older than her.
Tereza Hatlas, 20, says she’s blissfully happy in her relationship with personal trainer George Sekanina, 51, but sadly not everyone shares in their joy.
Tereza, who was just 18 when she met George, was evicted by her parents for her choice of partner – and even now, two years later, they still refuse to meet him.
The couple met on a dating site and, after five months of speaking decided to make a go of it.
Tereza said: “I was looking for an older man; 50 years or older and I caught him like a fish – a golden one of course. For five months we only chatted – two messages each, on a daily basis.
“We shared our favourite songs, pictures, life experiences and so on. And in February we met in person.
“It went well so we started seeing each other more and more; we could talk through the day and night. It was wonderful.
“His family were so kind to me from the first time they met me. Parents, siblings, aunts and uncles, all of them. They all support us, enjoy our company, and love us.
“But my family, sadly, threw me out of my home and I had to move to my bae’s home. It was quick, we’ve officially been together for as long as we’ve live together, which is two years.
“I had to change my home, my school, friends, family and everything was new, brought a lot of issues but it’s behind us now.
“They didn’t agree with my choice, so I had to go. I was mentally down, it was a really dark year-and-a-half. I was struggling with myself the whole time; I had depression and was not able to wake up and go to school.”
Despite everything she went through, Tereza believes she made the right decision, describing him as her ‘missing piece’.
“I was attracted to his charm of personality, square chin, rough serene voice, deep, loving and smart eyes and of course his silver hair,” she said.
“When I was getting to know him, I was attracted to him more and more. He is wise, talented, and a young-minded man.
“He must have been attracted to me by my cute and mysterious weirdness and open mindedness and my height for sure; I’m very small and he finds it sweet.
“I am an animal-loving, little-bit-lazy, chocolate-loving bookworm that met an active, meat-loving fitness coach that is hard on himself and others as well. Seems like black and white – and it truly is.
“I always adored older men, so this age gap doesn’t bother me. I am happy about it. My boyfriend is kind of a young soul, so I really can’t imagine him with someone older. There are days I feel like the older one.
“A year and a half into the relationship, my family and I somehow found our way back to each other. However, they still don’t respect my man and they don’t want to meet him. At least they are able to talk about my relationship.
“It makes me truly sad, as I found in him a missing piece of myself. Maybe time will heal everything.”
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And she offers this advice for anyone who has a problem with her relationship: “I never cared about what other people think.
“That’s what I recommend to anybody who criticises any relationship – mind your own business. Gay, lesbian, older, younger, it’s all about happiness and love.”