My letter to The New Paper on the above matter was published today, Monday 16th November 2015.
It is never to cope with a divorce or failed relationship. It may seem that the whole world has turned upside down for the affected couples. That is why I full empathise radio DJ Rosalyn Lee, 36 and her boyfriend Justin Vanderstraaten, 24 who have broken up ( ‘Insecurity eventually crept in” (The New Paper, Nov 12).
Despite their age difference, the couple were able to carry on with their relationship for two years and it is a pity that they had to call it quits.
Though they may take time to heal, they can learn much from the experience and grow into wiser and stronger people.
To me, age is just a number and should not in any way be a barrier to anyone falling in love. And it should not keep any loving couple apart, whatever society may think.
Relationships are often complicated and require us to work hard if they are to survive the trials and tribulations of modern life.
Couples embarking on serious relationships, and eventually marriage, must be aware that the trip may not be smooth, that there may be pitfalls and bumps on the road.
But it means sharing everything in your life – problems, decisions, joy, sorrow, and that makes it all worthwhile.
RAYMOND ANTHONY FERNANDO