My Parents Disapprove of Him
I'm in love with a guy who is 8 years older than me. I'm 19 and he's 27. He wants to marry me and is willing to wait for me to finish school. My parents disapprove of him because of his age and our different backgrounds.
He didn't finish high school and I'm currently pursuing my bachelor's. He really loves me, and I love him too but the main problem we share is that my parents don't want me with him because of his age.
I know I'm grown up and am able to make my own decisions but I really do care about what my parents think. Whether I like it or not, they do influence my decisions a lot.
Is there anything I can do to change this?