"The important parts—the parts of us that are most compatible—are without age!
" The couple is passionate about endurance sports and takes every opportunity to train together for their next race.
" The age gap has had another unexpected benefit: Jan points out it has spared them for going through menopause at the same time.
"Sometimes he acts younger than me, but he has a good head on his shoulders, takes things seriously when necessary, but doesn't get uptight over things.
Something I think that kind of wisdom really does come with age!
" she says."I scored with our 8-year age difference! Not only is the age gap not an impediment but she says Robin's stability has allowed her to do the things she's most passionate about, like running her fitness blog and starting a life coaching business.
"There certainly are some tricky aspects to our age difference but his responsibility and no-BS attitude balance me out. "My husband's got 18 years on me, but honestly, it's one of those things that rarely comes up in our relationship unless we're talking about specific cultural touchstones.
But those things are really just cosmetic," she explains.