Am I Too Intellectual For My Boyfriend? – Daily Dilemma [POLL]
The "Daily Dilemma" on the Sean and Richie Show is featured every weekday morning at 6:40am. We and the listeners take on someone's problems and try to offer different perspectives. Now, these don't have to be huge problems- it could just be something bothering you or a friend, or it could be some little thing you and another just can't agree on. If you have a dilemma to share we'd love to hear it just e-mail us here at the show.
Here is today's daily dilemma:
I find that it is so hard to open your heart to somebody after you've been hurt. I did that and I've had my fair share of problems, but one main thing that's preventing me from dating this new guy is our intellectual differences. I know this will make me sound like a snob but it really isn't that. I come from a very educated family and I myself am college educated. The guy I'm seeing didn't go to school (only high school) and he works in the trades. I Love him and he's an amazing person but I'm terrified that I'm "dumbing" myself down a little. I can't have deep conversations with him and I feel like our talks are so basic. I just worry that this will eventually become a much larger issue in our lives. There's other things that are holding me back but this is one of the main things.
Does anybody have any experience with something like this and if so does education make a big difference in relationship dynamics? I don't want to let him go because he's amazing, but I can't help but think I'm settling or down playing myself when it comes to him.