Question: What happens if wife is older than husband?

Marriage generally improves life expectancy, but the age gap between a couple affects the life expectancy of men and women very differently. However, a woman who is between seven and nine years older than her husband has a 20% greater mortality rate than if she were with a man the same age.

How much older should a husband be than his wife?

Studies show that the 4-5 year age gap provides the most stable relationship. Gaps more than 8 to 10 years show higher disillusionment, quarrels and disturbed interpersonal relationships, leading to separation and divorce Bigger age gaps might have worked well for some, but cannot generalise.

Is the husband or wife usually older?

The average age difference (for a heterosexual couple) is 2.3 years, with the man older than the woman. In 64 percent of heterosexual couples, the man is older. In 23 percent, the woman is older, and in the remaining 13 percent, the partners are less than 12 months apart in age.

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