Are couples who have a large age difference more unhappy?

Are couples who have a large age difference more unhappy?

Although they say that love can do everything or that the difference in age is not important if the spirit is shared, a new study from the University of Colorado suggests that things are not so simple.

The problem, according to the study, happens to both men who marry younger women and women who join younger men .

Happy only at the beginning

What this study about marital happiness among members of very different ages follows is that, although at first they seem to be very happy, as the years go by, the age difference is responsible for the deterioration of the relationship. The problem, it seems, lies in the different expectations about fundamental issues that one has at different ages .

Those topics are, for example, having children and when, about which city to live in, etc. These issues, when the couple is of a similar age or belongs to the same generation, are percentage-wise easier to reconcile. However, the age effect is only observed when couples have age differences of 15 years or more.

Nor does it now mean that we are taking this study to the extreme. Sometimes relationships happen, and no matter how hard we try to avoid it, they also dissolve. In other words, perhaps we should avoid what Darwin did once: Before proposing to his cousin Emma, ​​he did his own cost-benefit analysis on the back of a letter . Image | joseanprado