An Age Difference is Ruining Our Relationship
Though celebrities like Demi and Ashton have
made May/December relationships fashionable, these
relationships don’t always pan out in the
real world. Cases in point: the guests on today’s
show, who say that the age differences between
them are wreaking havoc in their relationships.
Find out what they have to say below:
After a year of marriage, 21-year-old Aubrey
has cheated on 34-year-old Tom three times. Her
defense? That she feels she was cheated out of
the “single life” as a teen mom and
that Tom doesn’t pay enough attention to
her. Aubrey is now pregnant again and not sure
who the father is, but Tom says he is still committed
to working things out despite Aubrey’s infidelity.
Larry’s and expert Dr. Stacy Kaiser’s
advice in this video clip.
Frank, 39, and Tracie, 23, are faithful to each
other but are at an impasse because of their age
difference. Frank wants Tracie to grow up and
act like a responsible adult, while Tracie feels
Frank treats her like a child. She also says that
the passion has disappeared from their relationship
and worries that Frank is past his sexual prime.
They both acknowledge that marriage is a possibility
but want to work out their issues first.
Though 46-year-old Rhea and 21-year-old Alex
fell in love at first sight, the swept-away feeling
quickly faded when Alex cheated on Rhea with two
different women. Alex tried to keep his affairs
secret, but Rhea was able to find out by spying
on his cell phone messages. Now Alex says he is
ready to be with Rhea and wants her to know that
he has matured, but Rhea is feeling fragile and
skeptical. They are still living together but
Rhea warns that she may break it off.
Do you have a question for Dr. Stacy Kaiser? E-mail
it to her here.
Are you trying to make an age difference in your
own relationship work? Check out this helpful
advice article: Crossing
the Age Gap