Take 2 with Jerry & Debbie

Is There an Age Gap In Your Marriage?

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On Friday, Jerry and Debbie will close out the week by inviting you to call if you are married to someone who is a good bit older or younger than you. Or, if you had parents with a gap in their ages. Perhaps you know a couple who fits this description. How are the dynamics of such a relationship similar or different from marriages where couples are closer in age? Have you had to care for an aging spouse when you were still relatively young? As always, we can learn a lot from a discussion like this, including how love can be lived out in a wide variety of ways.

Here are some statistics according to Wikipedia:

Age differencePercentage of all married couples
Husband 20+ years older than wife1.0
Husband 15–19 years older than wife1.6
Husband 10–14 years older than wife4.8
Husband 6–9 years older than wife11.6
Husband 4–5 years older than wife13.3
Husband 2–3 years older than wife20.4
Husband and wife within 1 year33.2
Wife 2–3 years older than husband6.5
Wife 4–5 years older than husband3.3
Wife 6–9 years older than husband2.7
Wife 10–14 years older than husband1.0
Wife 15–19 years older than husband0.3
Wife 20+ years older than husband0.3

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