Should the husband always be older than the wife??

Should the husband always be older than the wife?? - I think the husband should be older than the wife. What do you think?
@thefuture (1750)
Nigeria
April 22, 2007 2:07pm CST
I have seen so many cases where hubands are always older than their wives and I thought I should post this discussion so as to hear your views. I really want to know. Should the husband always be older than their wives?? How many years gap should the husband be older than their wives?? THANKS
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@gabesmom (1246)
• United States
22 Apr 07
It is probably the norm for the husband to be older than the wife but I don't think that it should always be the case. In the past, men were expected to have jobs and careers while the women were to stay at home to take care of the house and have children. That could be a reason why most husbands were older than the wives. There was also a tendency for people to look down on women marrying younger men. However, in our present society, women are keeping up with the men in having lives outside of the home. Thus, women are regarded as much as the men.
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• Philippines
23 Apr 07
I think there is no big deal about age gap in getting married. As long as they are both matured, they love each other, willing to face responsibilities of being married and having trust in their partner. It is also important to have a good communication and understanding.
@Poison_Girl (4163)
• United States
23 Apr 07
Well, I think we've seen cases where the wife is older than the husband. I don't think age should make a difference if two people really love each other. Of course, if there's a huge gap it can tend to be bothersome, but I don't think a couple years is a big deal.
• Philippines
22 Apr 07
not really! as long as u get along with each other age doesn't matter at all. i am 3 yrs older with my husband and we were 10 yrs married already and going stronger! ;-).as long as there is LOVE, undestanding and of course communication things will be better. there were some petty quarrels, yes, but as long as u love each other, that's nothing to worry about! ;-
@palonghorn (5485)
• United States
22 Apr 07
No, not necessarily. I am older than my boyfriend, by 2 years, and I have been on the other side too, ex-husband older than me. The age is not really that important, it's how well connected they are, and the maturity of each person. After all, age is just a number.
@deesamps (653)
• United States
22 Apr 07
I personally don't think that it really matters as long as they love each other and have things in common. I am 5 months older than my husband. And we have a great relationship.