Couples With a Large Age Gap

The Power of Self-Coaching: The Five Essential Steps to Creating the Life You WantIn the present, couples with a large age gap between them are a pretty rare occurrence when compared to the rest of the crowd. People have always been fascinated with these couplings and have wondered how successful these relationships really are.

There are many issues related to the older-younger person relationship. It's no wonder that many people believe these relationships will just not last.

One issue is differing interests. Having been born from different decades, it's expected that the two people will have been exposed to different pop-cultures. While one might have been a 'hippy' the other might be an 'emo' kid.

When these couples marry it is inevitable that they will have to learn how to compromise or else the marriage might not work out. While the younger person might feel he or she has to grow up faster than normal, the older party might feel disinterested in the activities of the other.

After a while, people tend to wonder what these couples think of each other. Does the younger person ever think their partner is too aged?

How about the older person. Do they ever think their partner is immature and childish? If this is the case then the relationship is mimicking the parent-child relationship which is not the basis for a long lasting romantic relationship.

So do these types of relationships ever work out? The answer is, yes. If both parties are mature enough to handle the huge difference in their age and are committed to making the relationship work then why not? There are numerous success stories about the older-younger person relationship.

When this type of relationship first develops it is normal for the people who know the couple to be shocked. But as time goes on and they learn to accept the relationship, it actually becomes a no big deal issue. After all, everyone grows old sooner or later.
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