“It's because she is 20 years older than me that a lot of people say, 'this relationship can't be tenable, it can't be possible.'” While there are always exceptions to the rule, research has shown that certain age gaps are more likely to end in tears.According to a study conducted by Emory University in Atlanta, the bigger the difference the bigger the chance of separation.The way I felt about my relationship was incomparable to anything else, and the opinions of others could not change that.Not everyone will understand/approve of your relationship and guess what- it's not the end of the world.With an age gap of 25 years, Macron, recently spoke out about the international obsession with the age difference between himself and his partner.
Interestingly, that figure rose to 39 per cent for couples with a 10-year age gap and a shocking 95 per cent for those with a 20-year age gao. Contrary to popular belief, researchers believe that the sweet spot lies in just a one-year gap between spouses who have a much smaller chance of separation at just 3 per cent.High school is always a tough battle of figuring out who you are while also trying to keep the acceptance and approval of your peers.It's crazy how one person can come into your life and change everything, including the way you view others.My high school was not the most “diverse and accepting” school out there (I mean how many high schools are), and my relationship quickly became the topic of discussion in group chats and gossip circles.To be fair my boyfriend was getting up and going to work, while guys my age were playing beer pong at house parties- it was different.We might find ourselves intentionally ignoring certain “heavy” subjects that might become potential deal-breakers when we’re just not fully ready to let go of the person we love and our newfound happiness.Many couples don’t discuss their idea of balance and shared roles in the partnership until they are arguing about not feeling “supported.” They assume the other person has the same idea of balance/expectations and with these assumptions, conflict and hurt feelings tend to arise.I'm not saying my happiness was based on a guy what so ever. I am a strong believer that you must love yourself before you are capable of loving someone else, but letting go of what others think can change so much.At the end of the day, I have an amazing relationship with the man of my dreams and I am happier being who I truly am, which is all that truly matters.People say love is blind, but research says your age gap can determine the longevity of your relationship.“The heart wants what to heart wants” and “age is just a number” are well-versed cliché’s - and you just can’t help who you fall head over heels for.