By Rachel Sparks

We’re sad to see this celebrity couple split. Jennifer Lawrence, 26, and celebrity ex director Darren Aronofsky, 48, broke up just one month after the release of mother!, the movie where they met. According to People.coma source told the magazine that the age difference between Lawrence and Aronofsky was likely the cause for the end of their relationship. The source says that though the couple was extremely infatuated with and respected each other, the differences in life experiences was the cause of this celebrity break-up.

This celebrity break-up happened back in September, but we are just now getting some more details. What are some factors to consider when it comes to age in a relationship?

Cupid’s Advice:

When Cupid strikes, rationale is forgotten. It’s not always logical who we fall in love with, but sometimes it’s important to sit down and evaluate a relationship. Age doesn’t have to be a negative factor between two people. The Olsen twins are notorious for dating older men, and despite what critics may see, the longevity of their relationships speaks to their happiness. There are things to talk about with your partner to ensure that age will not have a long-term effect between you two. Here is Cupid’s relationship advice:

1. Children: Let’s knock the biggie out right off the bat. Sometimes older partners may not want kids, may not be able to have them, or already have some. Children are a huge factor in many people’s relationships. Are you and your partner on the same page in regards to this? Age doesn’t have to have any impact on the ability or desire to have children, but be sure both you and your partner are open and honest about what you want when it comes to children.

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2. Friends: We all tend to to hang out with people who are similar to us. While ages may vary in friendships, more often that not we gravitate to people who are close to our age because, generally speaking, life evolves on similar paths. If you’re around a bunch of older friends, will you be intimidated or inspired? Will you feel left out or will you grow and feel like part of the group?

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3. Life-experiences: Older ages have dealt with kids, divorce, education, careers, health issues, etc., while younger people are likely still trying to figure out life. Sometimes moments occur where there’s tension because of these differences. Age differences are not impossible to work with in a relationship. The older person likely places more value on the relationship because of their past experiences, adding more depth to the relationship; however, there will be challenges. Just be certain this is something the both of you  are willing to work through.

Have you been in a relationship where there’s been a major age difference? How did that impact your relationship? Share you tips below!