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This study reveals a new lens to view relationships between midlife to later life adults and their aging parents and parents-in-law and further identifies linkages between solidarity–conflict and ambivalence paradigms.
parent–adult child tie is central to both generations across the life course; intergenerational ties have consequences for overall well-being and “provide the context within which individuals age, the way [individuals] mark their own ageing, and the relative value that is attached to that process” (Lowenstein, Katz, & Biggs, 2011, p. Despite the demonstrated significance of intergenerational ties, few studies investigate relationships between midlife to later life gay men and lesbian women and their later life parents—a relationship that may be typified by distinct dynamics due to gay men and lesbian women’s stigmatized sexual minority status (Averett & Jenkins, 2012; Connidis, 2012).
We all have feelings and opinions about what it means to date someone much older or much younger than us.
The present study examines how midlife to later life gay men and lesbians in intimate partnerships conceptualize these intergenerational ties.
“In my experience, intergenerational relationships are some of the most functional relationships because they usually have a very honest perspective on what a relationship is,” said Nick Fager, a mental health counselor who runs the LGBTQ division of KIP Therapy in New York.