The public sometimes lauds these older woman-younger man relationships for flouting the stereotype - witness the plaudits for French President Emmanuel Macron and his wife Brigitte, who's 24 years older - but there still can be bias against them, too, as with the discussion around "911."Regardless of a clickbait headline designed to incite reactions, are these relationships emotionally and psychologically healthy?
Lisa Brateman, a psychotherapist and relationship specialist, says they tend to have distinct psychological traits. With a 20-year age gap, I would question what's going on in her life.
Media outlets often publicize them this way because they know readers pass judgment: Is he a lech? But when both parties in a relationship are above the age of consent and not abusive in any way, should we still be labeling it as sketchy - or give them the benefit of the doubt and assume it's a connection that works?
When I was 30, I dated someone who was 46 without thinking twice about the large gap between us - possibly because he still managed to behave like he was in his 20s.
On Saturday morning (May 19, 2018) the American Sun-Times reported Dane Cook and girlfriend, to be shopping for engagement rings.
The couple was seen closely eyeing some pricey bling in a couple of major jewelry stores — especially major diamond baubles that could only be described as the kind usually slipped on a woman’s left-hand ring finger. (read more)According to some insiders, they'll soon be engaged. Rumor Explodes on Twitter Naturally, the Sun-Times’ article sent Facebook and Twitter into a frenzy. The Pew Research Center has found that for heterosexual couples in the United States, 5 percent of men marry a woman 10 or more years younger, and for 10 percent, she's six to nine years younger.And this statistic increases for a second marriage, with 20 percent of men marrying someone at least 10 years younger.When you reverse the genders, stats say that for a first marriage it's only about 1 percent of women with a husband 10 years or more her junior, 2 percent for six to nine years younger.It also bumps up for a second marriage - to 5 percent and 6 percent, respectively.(Ron Galella / Wire Image) Can a woman who's in her 50s date a guy who's about half her age?This was a question discussed on social media in response to the romance brewing between characters on Fox's show "911?being financially secure), health factors as you age, childbearing age and financial planning," the last one being a leading reason for discord and divorce.Addressing where each person stands on these issues and accepting or compromising on differences as needed is key, she adds.When you have someone who is 18, early 20s, they're not done psychologically developing yet.When you have someone in their 40s, they're way more established in their personhood.