Ways to handle age gaps in relationships

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Love knows no limits when it comes to age. But author of Overcome relationships repetition syndrome and find the love you deserve, Dr Seth Meyers says this comes with challenges. Here’s how to overcome them.

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Acknowledge the age gap

If you know and accept that the gap is big, then what others say about your relationship won’t bother you. He suggests that you consider that there might be issues with fertility, lifestyle and both your intensions will be questioned.

Understand your reasons

You need to be in a relationship because there’s a mutual feeling of love. Even though you don’t owe anyone an explanation you’re your decisions. You owe it to yourself to determine whether you’re doing it for love or for being on trend.

Know the generational differences

Being head over heels over your partner is all well and good but there will be a difference in your taste of style, entertainment, opinions, which is okay. A considerable partner would put in the effort to learn more about their partners interests but not sidelining their own.

Know how to handle criticism

What are the chances that your family and friends won’t have any negative to say? Zero! You shouldn’t allow this to get to you as the only important people are the two of you.

Don’t overemphasise the age gap

Yes there’s a big gap between you two but don’t centre everything around it. You’ll have arguments just like any other couple would, it has nothing to do with the age difference.

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