Pakistani dramas have tackled the topic of the age gap in couples in a positive light, portraying it as a realistic aspect of relationships.
While many cultures view age differences in relationships as taboo, Pakistani dramas have shown that love can transcend age and that age should not be a barrier to finding true love.
The dramas have depicted successful relationships between couples with significant age differences, highlighting the importance of mutual respect, understanding, and compatibility in any relationship.
This positive portrayal has helped to break down societal stereotypes and encourage acceptance of such relationships.
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3 Pakistani Dramas Doing Justice to Age Gap Between Couples
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Samjhota is a story of a couple with a wide age gap, and the couple is none other than Shaista Lodhi and Javed Sheikh. After his wife passes away, he decides to re-marry Nargia (Shaista), however, his children are not happy and refuse to give her the rights of a mother in their lives.
When considering this project, Shaista Lodhi share that the age gap between the characters was why she said yes as the characters clearly show that age is just a number and even if you are a senior, you can still enjoy life at its fullest.
“It showed that at a certain age when we think our elderly mother and father are only around to take care of our children, but instead you’ll witness the love story between these two main characters in the drama. I thought this was such a great example being set. The other thing is in our society at a certain age our parents are left lonely while we get busy building our own lives. We seem to think that our parents can’t find a new partner after their own spouse and they don’t have a life of their own.” She said.
Dobara was openly welcomed with open arms in public. Starring Hadiqa Kiani opposite Bilal Abbas, the storyline pulled heartstrings showing a mother of 2 re-discovering what life has to offer after being forced to marry at 16. Moreover, she meets Maahir a young man in his 20s while she is in her 40s. He helps her find her lost confidence and takes a stand for her even against her own family.
The drama serial Muqaddar is about a feudal lord who forcibly marries a girl of his daughter’s age. The episodes will make you feel like you’re on a roller coaster with thrills, emotions, helplessness, heartbreak and aggression. Not only does it show the age gap between the characters but also how the girl is always found at fault and is called a gold digger for marrying a man older than her.
Age Gap Can be a Good Thing
Although age gaps in romantic relationships have been a topic of controversy and judgment for a long time, they can also be viewed as a positive aspect in some cases. Here are some ways in which an age gap between couples can be a positive thing:
- Different Perspectives: An age gap can bring different perspectives to the relationship, which can be beneficial for both partners. Older partners bring a wealth of life experience and wisdom, while younger partners often bring fresh and innovative ideas.
- Emotional Maturity: An older partner may have a higher level of emotional maturity due to life experiences and may be more emotionally stable. This can be a positive influence on a younger partner, who may still be figuring out how to handle their emotions.
- Learning Opportunities: Partners with an age difference can learn from each other’s experiences, interests, and perspectives. This can lead to personal growth and a broader understanding of the world.
- Personal Growth: Being in a relationship with someone who is older or younger can push individuals to grow and challenge themselves in different ways. They may have to learn how to communicate and understand someone with a different background, which can lead to personal growth.
- Support and Care: An older partner may provide support and care to a younger partner, particularly if they are in a different stage of life, such as starting a career or navigating college. They may offer guidance, mentorship, and emotional support.
It’s important to note that a significant age difference can also pose some challenges and potential issues, such as differences in life goals and expectations. However, with communication, understanding, and mutual respect, couples with an age gap can build strong and fulfilling relationships.
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