Why I Can’t Talk About The Older Man I Dated At 18

It’s OK if you’re not ready to talk about it too

Kat Morris
Human Parts
Published in
4 min readJun 12, 2023

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“I know, I look older,” I said.

“You look 18 to me,” he said.

It was the first alarm bell I ignored. I quickly fell into the role of the doting lover, and became an expert in seeking excuses. I’d even find light-hearted reasons for the bruises on…

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Kat Morris
Human Parts

Writer, still working on her first book. Early years SEN TA. Create to help & heal <3