If the age gap spans ten or more years (thereabouts) then the two people involved will be literally passing through different life stages.
This doesn’t necessarily make the situation untenable. Young love is not naïve: It is appropriate for that particular stage of life.
In the case of partnerships with a big age difference, one person is embarking upon a journey that the other person has already taken. But if the two people in question want to cultivate intimacy over the long haul then they will have to be faced.
Communication will be crucial, as well as the willingness to try and see the other person’s point of view even when gaps in experience may work to create a veritable language barrier.
Related Topics: Is there such a thing as soul mates?