Jennifer Lopez’s rumored romance with dancerÂ Casper Smart may be more than a fling.Â Smart, who’s 18 years Lopez’s junior, took to Twitter to share his thoughts, reports People.Â “Age, status, [and] opinions of others are irrelevant. Â Our hearts are endless and our souls infinite,” tweeted Smart. Â “Ages are mere reminders of the hours logged on this earth and the precious time remaining. Â Close your ears and open your hearts; Love and be happy.”
How do you handle people’s criticism of the age difference in your relationship?
Though an age difference might not matter to you, it may bother others. Â Here are a few ways to handle the criticism:
1. Ignore the naysayers: Ultimately, your opinion and your partner’s opinion are the only opinions that matter in the relationship.Â Ignore the skeptics, and eventually their criticism will die down.
2. Talk to your partner: Though the age difference may not bother you, make sure that your partner is comfortable with it as well. Â He or she may need your encouragement in the face of adversity.
3. Express your happiness: An easy way to stop people’s criticism is to show them that they’re wrong.Â Try being a little more open with your relationship, and let others see how happy you are.
Have you ever been in a relationship with a person much older or younger than you?Â Feel free to leave a comment below.