WAYS TO BRIDGE THE AGE GAP IN YOUR RELATIONSHIP
Accept your differences
Due to the fact that you have a significant age gap between the two of you, you may also be at a different stage in your lives. Don’t you worry. This is only natural.
As long as you respect each other in every way. Find the balance to meet each other’s needs. It may be that you need space to be yourself, or to be with friends, or practice your religion and faith. Many couples fall into the trap of sticking together at all times.
Yes, it might work in the beginning for a while but the time will come when both of you need space to fulfill your dreams and goals. Don’t get the wrong idea. This is something that will help you both on a long term to flourish and keep the relationship meaningful and happy.
You may run into some personality differences such as one being an introvert while the other one is extrovert. Perhaps you do have different interest and hobbies. It also could be that one of you is rather calm and peaceful but the other one is restless and upbeat.
These can be a source of frustration. Learn to embrace and appreciate each other. No matter the age difference you must accept each other for who you are. Including all the things that drive you mad. Nothing is perfect and it doesn’t have to be. Perfect is boring and predictable.
It’s about compromise. When I say compromise I don’t mean sacrifice. Be honest and communicative and let your partner know how you feel. This way you allow the relationship to flow like a gentle river.
Have a sense of humor
As you have “unconventional” age gap between you two – at least according to society – be prepared that people will judge you, whisper about you behind your back. Even your friends or family members might have some weird questions for you.
You have got to have a sense of humor to handle them. Laughter is the answer here. You don’t want to take rude comments personally. By you being happy and content with yourself and your partner, will bounce away the haters.
Look at the age difference as an advantage
Why does it have to be a negative thing at the first place? Don’t let it happen.
Look at it from another perspective. Your man is 15 years older than you? So what? Do you want a boy who is playing videogames and chasing girls or an emotionally mature man who can provide for you and understand your needs?
Boys are after quantity, man are for quality.
If it was the other way around and you have an older woman – enjoy. Let her take care of you like nobody has ever cared for you before. She will make you feel like a real man, which will actually help you becoming one. Respect her wisdom, her experience and love.
Slowly grow up to her and understand her feelings. Appreciate her maturity and emotional availability.
Keep things exciting
There is absolutely no reason why your relationship should be flat or boring just because one of you is considerably older than the other. Usually this task falls onto the younger one and it is for a good reason.
You are young and understandably you want to do a lot of activities, try new things and experiences. Do it with your partner.
Grab him and move him out of his comfort zone. Not only will it be enjoyable but it’s going to wake the adventurous child in him. Keep him young and fresh. With that bringing new flavor to your relationship.
Pinpoint mutual interests
One of the most essential is to identify things you both love doing. Whether it’s some sort of sport, club or socializing activity, it does not matter. When you do these, the age difference will fade away.
Do meet each other’s friends. Meeting people from a different generation can be quite uplifting and fun. It allows you to explore and learn new things and see the world from a different angle.
Does Age Really Matter In A Relationship?
A happy, peaceful and successful relationship or marriage depends on factors such as sharing similar values, beliefs and mutual goals for the relationship. To support one another through life whatever it may bring your way. To find balance and nurture the relationship through love, care and intimacy. Resolve issues that arise in a constructive manner.
None of the aforementioned points has to do anything with age. You will come across challenges but so would you if you had a partner in a similar age. As long as there is love, appreciation and willingness, age is a non-existent factor.