How to deal when your age gap is causing problems in your marriage
Are you encountering problems because of your huge age gap with your spouse? Here are some tips to make things a bit easier
Having a huge age difference can benefit couples. Being from different generations, your differing experiences and perspectives on life can enrich your relationship. But it can also cause tension on conflict, when your differing opinions clash instead of complement each other.
Here are a few things to remember the next time your huge age gap causes problems in your relationship.
1. Remember: age is just a number
Embracing your generational differences can help you be more understanding of your spouse whenever you clash. Communicate better and use conflicts as a chance to forge a stronger bond and to deepen your love for one another.
2. Focus on common interests
When you feel like conflicts are causing you to drift further away from one another, refocus on why you fell in love in the first place. Explore common interests, take up a new hobby together, or simply spend time doing things you both love.
3. Always strive to maintain mutual respect
According to Psychology Today, one of the most insidious relationship killers is a lack of respect. So always try to keep your respect for one another intact no matter what life throws at you. You should avoid speaking harsh and hurtful words even in the heat of anger, because it truly affects the level of respect you have for your spouse and vice versa.
4. Have a strong support group
Having a close knit group of family and friends rooting for you can help you through the struggles. Trusting relationships with loved ones help strengthen the trust in your marriage. There's nothing like a solid community to help you face whatever comes. Now, that's a truth that doesn't age.