At some point or the other, most of us have fallen in love with someone with an enormous age gap. Although, the age gap isn’t a significant concern when it involves relationships. There are other factors such as compatibility, understanding, mental maturity, common interests, sexual compatibility, etc. which matter the most. A deep connection is more important in a companionship. It’s no more a taboo now to marry someone older than you. You just need to treat each other equally. A strong bond is extremely essential for two people to live a contented life regardless of age and cultural differences. But, society still ogles at a couple with a huge age gap.
Does age matter?
Couples with less age gap or no age difference have similar issues just like people with a huge age gap. Problems arise when there are inflated expectations, ego clashes, problem with the in-laws, infidelity and financial problem which might spoil your relationship. The relationship will work or not depends upon your love for each other, commitment, and trust. Marriage is an investment – to keep it alive you need to put time, effort and understanding. So, there is no reason why a couple with a huge age difference can’t have a prosperous relationship. As long as couples work on their relationship, the age gap is irrelevant.
Love doesn’t see age, gender, financial status, etc., it’s love after all. The spark and chemistry don’t see an age difference. If you are smitten with someone older or younger too, the most essential thing is happiness. At the end of the day, everyone wants to be happy and peaceful. One should respect each other’s preferences and outlooks about everything.
Difficulty in conceiving:
A woman reaches her menopause at the age of 48 to 50 years. The peak fertility age is between 20 to 30 years. As she grows older the eggs in her ovary starts to decrease. Therefore, it gets difficult for her to conceive. So if the woman is elder than the man, they should discuss openly this issue which can arise later. There are various options such as surrogacy and adoption the couple can opt for if they are unable to have a child. This can be discussed amicably and sorted out. But, in today’s scenario, even young girls are facing problems in conceiving due to various other lifestyle issues.
If there is a huge gap the aging partner can have chronic health problems and the other younger person remains fit and fine. I feel exercising and eating a balanced diet has nothing to do with age. I know couples where the older partner is way healthier than the younger ones. In either of the scenario irrespective of the age, we should take care of our partner if they have fallen sick.
Age and maturity are two separate things:
An older person can have immature characteristics and a younger guy can have mature traits. Age cannot decide how a person will act in a particular situation, it completely depends on their maturity level and life experiences.
The major hurdle for age-gap relationships is generally based on how society sees them. The brighter side is when the couples are already aware of the issues as a result of an age gap, they start working on it in advance. Like this, they can have more satisfaction in the marriage. Assess your compatibility and maturity level before entering into a relationship regardless of the age gap.