AngelaI have recently become divorced (1 year ago) and I have met a great man who is 15 years older than me (im 34 and hes 49), he has no children (I have 3) and is coming out of a divorce himself. But to make a long story short, a couple of good friends who know what I had gone through financially and emotionally with my ex husband who has a porn and gambling addiction, refuse to accept and respect my decision to spend time and even bring this gentleman around, he has been nothing but cordial to them and everyone else, yes he has a different kinda personilty from what my culture is "used" to. He is great to me and my children and is intent on just doing whatever he can to make life a little easier for me. Nevertheless, they insist I am not "in love" with him and constantly want to tell me how I will regret this relationship if it continues. He doesnt hit me, he doesnt have drug or gambling or porn issue, he just wants to spend time with me, my kids, family and friends when he can because he knows how important these people are, but they constantly mock him or treat himlike he doesnt exist. Sometime my own sister will do this too. My parents enjoy his company and how genlte and caring he is w/ me and my kids. But the people that I wanna do outings with on the "friend side" make it impossible to not feel uncomfortable!....I am so bothered by this that I have since pushed my BFF away and my other good friend and have let them "have it". I feel as if they are either jealous because I now dont spend most of my time with them or have I "changed" like they said which to me is not a bad thing and its their way of "cop-ing" out of just being selfish for my time. My heart is broken.