Peter writes, “I am 26 and in love with a lady who is 27. We both are close friends presently, but we have affection towards each other. She once told me that she wished the ages were the other way round. I sense she’s scared of getting into relationship with a younger guy. What should I do? We both love each other. I want to marry her.”
Actually, I see no difference between 27 and 26. I am currently counseling a woman who is 66 and dating a 30 year old. So your situation sounds like you are worried about months rather than years. In other words, in a world where women are dating men younger than their sons, you are losing sleep over months.