Lynnie 's journey
Age... A sensitive subject.
If you are a lot older than your spouse it can be a sensitive subject - almost forbidden - but I think it's worth opening the box and discussing.
It affects so many people's lives and can be damaging to an otherwise great relationship. In the West it is unusual for there to be a great age gap between two people in a relationship. In less developed third world countries it is far more common and much more accepted - even among parties of the same race. Sometimes a relationship between a Pinay and a Westerner goes wrong and fails - but even if there is a large age gap this is rarely the reason for the failure of the relationships.
In a marriage between a Westerner and a Philippina, the biggest difference will be their background, their upbringing, their financial circumstances - not their ages. If the two parties are genuine, understanding, and really want to make the relationship work - it will.
After a short while the age gap - no matter how large - will not seem important. There are too many other things to consider in life to let the difference be a problem. Don't worry about the difference - and avoid people who criticize you because of it - They are probably jealous, or just have an unhappy relationship themselves and want to cause disturbance in others. Don't deny or ignore your big age gap - celebrate it - it can be a source of joy and new experiences. Age does not matter - sincerity does. Please share this and stay positive.
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Lynnie supported her elderly parents her working life – she still does. She’s the breadwinner of her family in the Philippines, Hard times and troubles have made her strong and determined and given her a really positive attitude. Now a fulltime housewife and a Mother, she still has time for her hobby, photography, and loves to share. She believes that being a positive thinker helps with stress management and can improve health. She is also member of the Rotary Inner Wheel Charity Organization in United Kingdom.