age gap relationships...

May 28, 2008 7:16am CST
Do you think that age gap relationships can work? What is the biggest age gap you have had with a partner and did that work out well?
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6 responses
• United States
28 May 08
The biggest age gap I've ever experienced was with my ex husband, he was 12 years older than me. It didn't work out very well since we had been raised so differently. He was of the opinion that women should be home taking care of the house and kids, blah, blah, blah.... Now, my current bf is 8 years younger than me and it is working out splendidly.
28 May 08
Sadly I too have met many of the male species who think that women should be at home rearing the kids and hoovering etc. and they were not all older than me - I think this depends a lot on how they were brought up.
• United States
28 May 08
I'm currently in a romantic relationship with someone ten years older than I am. We've been together and going strong for close to four years, soon, which is a lot better than I've done with anyone my own age. I have a fried relationship with someone 25 years older than I am, and he's been my best friend for close to ten years. I'd probably balk at an age difference of more than 20-25 years, but that's not to say that the relationship would not work. I think it's very much up to the individuals involved and how they manage to deal with the age difference.
28 May 08
I am glad to hear of age gap relationships working - my grandparents were 13 years apart but happily married until they passed away and my husband is 6 years older than me.
@phoenix25 (1541)
• United States
28 May 08
I think relationships with age gaps can work. When they don't work, it's not always the fault of the age gap,though. There are plenty of other factors that can cause a relationship to go downhill. Personally, my biggest age gap is with my husband, who is 6.5 years older than me. We get along well. We meet in the middle as far as maturity goes.
@Ravenladyj (22920)
• United States
28 May 08
I had a bf several yrs ago who was 11 yrs older than me (I was 17 he was 28) and we were together for almost two yrs...He was a great guy but I was pretty messed in the head at the time and botched the relationship in a big way...
@excellence7 (3571)
• Mauritius
28 May 08
Normally, everyone has his/her opinion regarding this issue, yet to me personally, the hugest gap can be reasonable till its below 8yrs :P
• South Africa
28 May 08
The biggest age gap relationship I had/have is my marriage. I am happily married for 7 years now. My husband is 13 years older than me.