When you are in love, age becomes just a number. Couples do not feel the difference in how old or young their partners are, as such things don’t mean anything compared to their relationships. It is said that when two people are dating, their romance overshadows all the differences. That’s how it goes, but honestly, it isn’t as simple as it sounds. There are differences among family members or friends who share different perspectives about such relationships. For example, sometimes family members or friends will judge a couple with more than ten years of difference where the man is older or vice-versa.
Research suggests men prefer to be older in their relationships and are more likely to divorce if they marry an older woman. At the same time, women are more likely to move forward with divorce if they are younger in their relationships. Studies show that people married at a young age are more likely to divorce. For example, if you are just 21 years old and consider marrying someone in their 30s, you could find yourself eventually heading to court. People with educational backgrounds and the same age are less likely to divorce.
Are couples with age gaps likely to divorce? Well, maybe, but there is no straight answer! Also, there is no single reason to justify it. Several factors contribute to divorce and are not solely based on age. The others could be children, career, finances, and more. If there is a significant age gap between husband and wife, there is a chance that the older among the two may refuse to have children. People are wired differently, and age gap relationships don’t always end up on the same page. They could find themselves in different places in life. One person may be thinking about their career, while the other would be thinking about retirement due to their age. They might have been on the same page at the beginning of their relationship, but as time goes on, things change.
Divorce can be complex! If you or someone you know are thinking about divorcing your partner and need any help, our attorneys can help you navigate and provide you with legal advice in your best interests. You may schedule a consultation (480) 470-3030 to learn how we can help you during this difficult time.