Mind the gap. Does age-difference between couples really matter to a relationship or a marriage?

Was reading an article, named, 'Mind the gap',  in world news, where it is a new theory, that partners of same age, seem to have a long lasting marriage or relationship, wheras a considerable age-difference like more than 5 years, has more number of fall outs. The new france PM, who is 39, is married to a 65 year old woman and he says, it s abig deal in media as, the woman is elder. He questions our society and asks, would it matter if he instead was 65 and lady was 40… 

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Malini Misra
June 7, 2017

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  1. I believe that the age doesn't matter. Marriage or rather relationships are successfull if both understand each other well. Its all about giving respect and love to each other. Communication and compassion is the key for successfull relationships. Age is just the number. *p*

  2. Very true. But the finding that age-gaps are not good and that similar aged couples make it much longer, isnt the finding just so strange, as how can the age gap decide how much love they will have, how many arguements they would have, or infact, on the contrary i have seen that, people who have more age difference, maintain a dignity, in adressing each other… Tu and tum is not used by them and it makes mutual respect so much easier. In same aged couples, similarity breeds contempt , becomes a reality I guess. Isnt it… *p*

  3. Does not really matter if it is to work out. Almost all of these kind of relationships do not work out because of individual egos and if that can be avoided then any realtionship can stand the test of time. It really depends on the people involved.*p*

  4. If you look at it as an individual I do not think it would matter as much but the reason France's PM's wife being a 28 years his senior is more in headlines than his work for which he has achieved the post, speaks volumes of the sort of society we live in. Having said that, we also have n number of exceptions who have endeavored in this society because they valued their feelings over "what people would say".*p*

  5. The best thing about love is that it doesn't care about anything. It is unconditional in every way possible. That's why it's love and that's why it's pure. You need someone who understands you better than you ever understood yourself. And when all of this happens we don't care about anything else. *p*

  6. Age difference does not matter to a relationship/marriage. The point in case is the French President. What matters is the persons involved, the relationship and the feelings.*p**p* *p*

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