AGE GAPS

The Next Episode – Q&A Number 1

The Next Episode – Q&A Number 1

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hZ0Xc9sfkRY I'm taking questions and sharing your feedback on today's show! And as teased in the last episode, I'll be addressing some of my thoughts on the direction of the show. Did I mention today is my first podcast as a solo...

The Evolution of Natalie – Age Gap Realness Episode 17

The Evolution of Natalie – Age Gap Realness Episode 17

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tebx1auYmSY Today we are talking about changes -- in our content! And we're looking for your feedback. We wanted to take some time to have a check in with you, our audience, and to tease a look into the future of the show. Brandon joins...

How to Make a Transformation – Age Gap Realness Episode 16

How to Make a Transformation – Age Gap Realness Episode 16

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dK_2ZCWRmsA Welcome back to the podcast! This week the intersection of Age Gap Realness and The B DAWSON Show is strong, with a personal component AND a business one. We're talking about The Three T's (Transactional, Transitional and...

The Four F-WORDS of Dating – Age Gap Realness Episode 15

The Four F-WORDS of Dating – Age Gap Realness Episode 15

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RisG7KVprO0 This week we are talking about the FOUR F-WORDS of Dating -- Fun, Fitness, Finance and Family (not necessarily in that order, which is the basis of our conversation). Brandon joins me on the show to talk about how these...

How to Cheer Each Other On – Age Gap Realness Episode 14

How to Cheer Each Other On – Age Gap Realness Episode 14

Welcome back to the podcast you guys! Today we're in Miami, Florida and are taking a moment to celebrate and reflect on the Cardone Ventures 10X Executive Strategy Summit! It was such a pleasure and honor to speak with so many forward thinking business leaders who...

Judgement – Age Gap Realness Episode 13

Judgement – Age Gap Realness Episode 13

We are back this week talking about a topic which has me feeling feisty and spicy! The topic for today's show is Judgement. How should you treat people who judge your relationship, especially when they are people you know and have called friends? Brandon joins me to...

Plus One? – Age Gap Realness Episode 12

Plus One? – Age Gap Realness Episode 12

https://youtu.be/uVNCevLn6VU Today we are changing up the conversation a bit. What does it mean to be a "Plus One" and how does it relate to age gap relationships? Of course, you don't need to be in an age gap relationship to feel like (or be) a plus one, but there...

How to Live Without Regret – Age Gap Realness Episode 10

How to Live Without Regret – Age Gap Realness Episode 10

Today we are going to talk about living life without regret. It's an important topic, especially given the news that Brandon's stepmother Anni passed away this past week. Recording a podcast today was hard, but it's part of our grieving process. Brandon joins me on...

How To Stay Goal Oriented as a Couple | Age Gap Realness Episode 9

How To Stay Goal Oriented as a Couple | Age Gap Realness Episode 9

We're back this week with my favorite CO-HOST to talk about staying goal oriented as a couple. Now we know that our listeners are already goal oriented people, but the challenge is STAYING goal oriented. Brandon and I discuss how we push and challenge each other to...

#AGR with Elena Cardone | Age Gap Realness Episode 6

#AGR with Elena Cardone | Age Gap Realness Episode 6

This week we have a special guest, Elena Cardone, on the Age Gap Realness podcast. Elena talks about how she’s navigated her 15 year age gap with Grant, dealt with haters, and created her empire. For more information on Elena, check out her on Instagram @elenacardone...

Is She Your Daughter? | Age Gap Realness Episode 5

Is She Your Daughter? | Age Gap Realness Episode 5

Today's topic is a fun one! Let's talk about the presumption that some people have that I'm Brandon's daughter. How do you handle this awkward situation in an age gap relationship? How should you respond? How would YOU respond? Brandon joins me on today's show to talk...

How to Rock His Work Events | Age Gap Realness Episode 3

How to Rock His Work Events | Age Gap Realness Episode 3

This week we are in Dana Point, California for Audigy's Winter Owner Summit. It got me reflecting on some of the challenges with attending work events for your significant other when you are in an age gap relationship. Brandon joins me on the show today to share his...

To Have Kids or Not? | Age Gap Realness Episode 2

To Have Kids or Not? | Age Gap Realness Episode 2

Having kids is a big decision. Being in an age gap relationship? That complicates things even more. Brandon joins me on today's podcast to discuss our perspective on this sensitive topic for age gap couples.

Getting Out of a Rut | Age Gap Realness Episode 1

Getting Out of a Rut | Age Gap Realness Episode 1

First and foremost, I have MISSED you! I've been on a bit of a hiatus as some of you have noticed. This is my first post in almost 3 months! Crazy how times flies. But don't you worry, we've been busy creating new content that's more relatable, intimate, and...

Why You Can’t Trust a Couple with An Age Gap

Why You Can’t Trust a Couple with An Age Gap

I was casually scrolling through articles from Phycology Today and came past one that I couldn’t NOT read called: Why People Don't Trust Couples With a Major Age DifferenceWith a title like that, how could I not read it?Brandon and I talk a lot about building trust....

What is the Rule for Dating Someone Older?

What is the Rule for Dating Someone Older?

When you look up in a search engine “what is the rule for dating someone older?” there are a variety of blogs and forums that will pop up: all having a very specific rule in place. Get out your calculators, folks.Take your age, subtract 7, and then multiply by...

Love, Life, and Age Gaps

Love, Life, and Age Gaps

Hi hey hello!  Have we met? It seems like it's been forever! Sorry for the distance loves. We were in Dubai and Abu Dhabi over the last 9 days and I just couldn't manage the 12 hour time difference+blogging+all of our activities. There were a LOT of activities. But...

Thanksgiving: The Pressure and Dealing with the Age Gap

Thanksgiving: The Pressure and Dealing with the Age Gap

 Hi hello hey there.What a week, huh? I don’t know about yours, but mine has been a little cray cray. Do people still say cray cray? I might be dating myself with this one. When was that a thing? 2010? 2013? Who knows. Apparently it’s not dead though....

How To Integrate Into the Life Your Partner Had Before You

How To Integrate Into the Life Your Partner Had Before You

This weekend we are heading off to Palm Springs! It’s that time of year where we will do just about anything to get out of the Portland rain and gloom. This weekend is actually going to be our kickoff party for a country club Brandon belongs to called Big Horn. Big...

Committed Podcast: He’s 25 Years Older

Committed Podcast: He’s 25 Years Older

Today was unbelievably exciting as Committed launched our very first podcast.Brandon has recorded many podcasts and he is AMAZING at it. The guy knows how to communicate and never holds back. This is something I admire and find myself wanting to emulate....

4 Tips for Going to Parties By Yourself

4 Tips for Going to Parties By Yourself

Last night was the very first night that I've ever gone to a charity function without Brandon. And let me tell you. It was weird.Brandon had to fly to NYC yesterday for business so I decided to stay in Scottsdale to work on the house and see some friends....

Age Gap Realness: Halloween Edition

Age Gap Realness: Halloween Edition

Happy November 1st friends! October is officially over and the holidays are just around the corner. Today, I had my very first Christmas encounter when I went into Drybar and they were playing Elf. Already?! Halloween was just yesterday! But is seems as if...

Living Up to Your Age Gap

Living Up to Your Age Gap

As a younger woman in an age gap relationship, it's easy to allow imposter syndrome sneak in.He is older. You are younger. Sure, you're an old soul and when you're together, you don't remotely feel the age difference. But he is in fact older and, as nice...

It’s Okay To Not Have All The Answers

It’s Okay To Not Have All The Answers

Blogging about your relationship is interesting when you're in the process of a life change. It seems like I should have the answers, right? Like I've already figured everything out. LOL! That's what I have to say to that concept. I am so far from figuring everything...

Calling All Age Gap Couples

Calling All Age Gap Couples

A shift is coming, my friends. On my first post, I mentioned that my commitment is to never stop growing. Therefore this blog will never stop growing. It will evolve, changing shape, and shift content. And the time has come to take this site to...

Money Talk: How To Stay Focused On Your Goals

Money Talk: How To Stay Focused On Your Goals

Okay, quick recap: Last September, I entered early retirement at age 25. And what do people do when they retire? Play golf. Playing golf everyday is the American dream for some. I mean, what's not to love? You get to see pristine courses, wear cute outfits, hangout...

Money Talk: Is it Love Or Money?

Money Talk: Is it Love Or Money?

I’ve never had someone outright ask me if I’m marrying Brandon for his money. Strangers aren’t that brazen and my friends know me too well to need to ask but look: it’s a valid question. When one person is significantly wealthier than the...

Money Talk: My Top 10 Favorite Quotes About Money

Money Talk: My Top 10 Favorite Quotes About Money

Well hello there! And happy Wednesday to you. It's money week here on the blog and I want to share my favorite quotes about money. I'm no expert but I've been doing my research and over the past 6 months, I've read 10+ books on money and wealth...

Money Talk: 3 Golden Rules For Spending Your Partner’s Money

Money Talk: 3 Golden Rules For Spending Your Partner’s Money

As I mentioned yesterday, I left my job last year and have been traveling around and enjoying the finer things in life… on Brandon’s dime. Although this is only temporary, I have learned a lesson or two (actually 3) about the right and wrong...

Money Talk: How Did I Become Dependent On a Man?

Money Talk: How Did I Become Dependent On a Man?

Ah. Money money money. Let’s talk about this shall we? With my mom being a successful doctor, most of her focus during my childhood coming-of-age conversations centered around: never being dependent on a man, having an education that speaks for...

Family Bonding: Vegas Edition

Family Bonding: Vegas Edition

Hello from Las Vegas! Brandon and I came straight from Beyoncé and Jay-Z in Phoenix to the City of Sin yesterday morning. No rest for the wicked. We are both still nursing our colds but there’s nothing water and Advil can’t fix. We conveniently...

Did you know Bey and Jay have an Age Gap?

Did you know Bey and Jay have an Age Gap?

In 2 short hours, Brandon and I are off to witness the most prolific love of my generation. Bey and Jay. Together. In Phoenix. We bought these tickets as soon as they went on sale and the time has finally come. Despite having a massive headache and popping DayQuil...

5 Questions to Ask Yourself Before Seriously Dating an Older Man

5 Questions to Ask Yourself Before Seriously Dating an Older Man

Unless you are the Goddess of Self Confidence – dating an older man can definitely throw you for a loop. He’s established and you’re likely on your grind, in process of finding what makes you tick. You’re still figuring things out while he’s...

Is She Your Daughter?

Is She Your Daughter?

Let me break this down for you – you’re at a dinner party and you have to use the restroom so you leave your guy by the bar to mingle. You do your thing and when you’re finished powdering your nose and squishing all your flub back into your...

How to Tell Your Mom That You’re Dating “Him”

How to Tell Your Mom That You’re Dating “Him”

Well hello and welcome back. No chit chatting today. We’re heading right in. If you’re in an age gap relationship, you’ll likely have to tell your parents at some point. And if you’re parents are like mine, it is a conversation that you will...

Why Do Younger Girls Fall For Older Guys? Part I

Why Do Younger Girls Fall For Older Guys? Part I

Ah yes. The age old question – why do younger girls fall for older guys? The answer: it’s complicated. Phew – that was easy. See you tomorrow guys! I kid I kid. Let’s dig into this. I have my opinions and can speak from personal experience on...

5 Ways to Be More Confident When Meeting New People

5 Ways to Be More Confident When Meeting New People

Alrighty – here we are. Day 2! Brandon and I spent our last night in NYC at Tavern62 and a close friend introduced us to David Burke. Apparently he's working on a ketchup right now that will blow our minds - I love that idea because Heinz could...

First Blog Post: Let’s Take It Back To The Beginning

First Blog Post: Let’s Take It Back To The Beginning

The time has finally come: this site is live. For those of you who don’t know about this journey, let’s go back to August of 2017. Last August I became passionate about creating a blog. What was my blog going to be about? No clue. But listen to...