‘I can’t give my younger man kids – now he’s cheating!’

I recently came out of a long-term relationship of over 10 years and didn’t think I would meet anyone else. I am in my mid-forties and have been going out on the town a lot with my friends. We all have a relatively young outlook and to my amazement I have had considerable interest in me!

I recently met a bloke and have fallen head over heels for him. However, he’s a good 10 years younger than myself, although at first he presumed me to be of a similar age. The problem is he wants children desperately and I’m unable to have them as I was sterilised at 30. Also since he found this out he’s messed me about a bit and has had a few one night stands. His reasoning for this is that he’s looking for a wife to provide children. He’s always honest with me and never lies about it. He says he always uses protection.

I am totally in love and long to have a child with him. He says he would never cheat on someone who had his child and he would provide the world for his family. I know I’m wasting my time because eventually the inevitable will happen and I will be left totally heartbroken. I have had lots of offers from other men for dates but none compare to what I have. It’s not just the sex, it’s silly things I like about him.

I don’t think he knows what real love is because he had a terrible childhood.

Please help!

Shelly, 44, Bradford

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