Does Age Difference Cause You Problems?

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Does Age Difference Cause You Problems?

Kaltir Kaltir
If you're in a relationship with a large age gap, how do your friends and family react? Are they accepting? Or does it cause trouble? (Personally I wish the best to everyone. I'm simply curious.)
03/06/2011
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Dusk Dusk
I think it depends on the age difference and where you are in your lifepath. My first serious relationship when I was 15 was with an 18 year old. My parents were worried (especially my dad) and it caused some issues with the fact that my partner and I were at very different transitions in our lives.

My current partner is my same year in school and we have many fewer issues.
03/06/2011
Jobthingy Jobthingy
Age is just a number. Most people do not even realize there is a 14 year gap between us.
03/06/2011
PussyGalore PussyGalore
It did in the beginning. Now, it seems to be a marker for people to remember us by. And I'm about to turn 30, so if my family still has issues they can go bark up a different tree.

The cool thing is because people in restaurants, banks, and other stores we frequent recognize us we start to get things knocked off the tab or the extra smile. It makes me feel a lot better about it, even if they are scampering off to snicker about it to their coworkers.
03/06/2011
NaturalWoman NaturalWoman
When I was 19 I was in a relationship with a woman that was 16 years older than me, and she had 2 kids. It was a little hard for some people to wrap their heads around at first but it worked. (My parents never knew, still don't, I imagine they would have had a huge problem with it)
03/07/2011
phunkyphreak phunkyphreak
Quote:
Originally posted by Kaltir
If you're in a relationship with a large age gap, how do your friends and family react? Are they accepting? Or does it cause trouble? (Personally I wish the best to everyone. I'm simply curious.)
At first my family hated my then boyfriend because of a 15 year gap. I was 17 & he was 32. We have been together ever since and are happily married. They have accepted it over time but I honestly did not care. I loved him and would have been with him without their approval.
03/09/2011
Peggi Peggi
A friend of mine, who is younger than myself, about 20, is with someone who is much more than twice my age, in his 50's, she lost all but two of her friends (myself included in that number), disowned by her mother, and kicked out of her house. Luckily she is now living with her guy, they are engaged, and I couldn't be happier for them

It's quite an age difference, and given her personality I was a bit shocked, but I was more shocked that she was dating him being that he is a biker than I was shocked at the age difference

I agree with the phrase of this forum, age really is just a number
08/21/2011
Megan Jean Megan Jean
I'm 8 years younger than my partner, and it caused great shock from my family when I told them, but they have mellowed out a bit and accepted it, after seeing how happy we make each other.
12/19/2011
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