I’ve been with my boyfriend for a while. He is in his 30s and I was his “first” everything, first girlfriend, first sexual experience, etc. That was fine with me. However, he had a bad upbringing and as a result, he has very little life experience and this is concerning to me and I haven’t really realized this until later in the relationship. He has a job and apartment but that’s about it. He doesn’t drive, can’t swim, has never traveled, didn’t go to college, doesn’t eat different things, doesn’t listen to much music, never gone to a concert, doesn’t watch TV or movies, doesn’t drink or go out to sit-down restaurants, etc. I try to get him to try new things with me and many times, I get pushback which is frustrating to me. Sometimes he does try new things but sometimes not. I think he’s scared and this is a life long issue for him.
I feel like I am being petty because he loves me dearly and is loyal and we do mesh in a lot of ways. However, I have many hobbies and interests, I’m well traveled, and I worry that the future will be me pulling him into new experiences all the time.
Please tell me what you think.