'I want to marry a woman 11 years older than me'

We are serious about each other and I want to settle down with her. But my pals are warning me about our age difference as she is already 38. They say we may face issues if we decide to have children. Also, I don’t have the guts to tell my folks.
— Amrateek

Illustration/ Amit Bandre

Dear Amrateek,
Your pals are cautioning you because the biological clock of your lady love is ticking. She is 38 and by the time you’ll settle down and plan to have kids, she will be older. Though nowadays there are a lot of 40 plus women who have babies. So it is not impossible but there could be complications. There are a lot of women whose husbands are younger to them. So it is no big deal if you are serious about her. But before planning a future with her, start thinking about how to tell your folks about your relationship. The faster you tell them the better. It will be difficult but you have to make them understand the situation.

Diana will solve it!
Write to Diana at, or fax her on 24150009. You can also post letters to Dear Diana, Mid Day, Peninsula Centre, Dr S S Rao Road, opp Mahatma Gandhi Hospital, Parel, Mumbai 400012 

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