This will encourage respect and growth within the relationship. One partner may be a know-it-all Ricardo brings up an interesting point that the older person in a relationship with an age gap may feel that their intellect is superior because of his or her age. Many people assume that age-gap couples fare poorly when it comes to relationship outcomes. Rather than fighting them on it, help them to see why the relationship is what is best for you. You may find insecurities within yourself of which you were unaware, or may find that your friends and family can be critical of the relationship.