Friendships that cross the generation gap: Deborah is 30 years younger than Glenna but it"s boosted both their lives


Friendships that cross the generation gap: Deborah is 30 years younger than Glenna but it”s boosted both their lives

1:56 AM on 10th October 2011

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Don”t mind the age gap: Deborah Watson, 33 and Glenna Trout, 61, have been friends for seven years

It felt as though I was bearing witness to a life fully and truly lived, and there were many lessons to be learned.

Rewarding: Women who develop friendships outside their own age group find they gain so much (Posed by models)

Rewarding: Women who develop friendships outside their own age group find they gain so much (Posed by models)

Firm friends: Lynda Cooper and Lisa Tallant have struck up a supporting friendship, despite the difference in their age

Firm friends: Lynda Cooper and Lisa Tallant have struck up a supporting friendship, despite the difference in their age

‘I had a strained relationship with my parents, and Lynda became a sort of mother-figure. She never told me what to do – she’d just recall her own experiences and give me gentle hints.’

Support network: Nowadays many families are constantly relocating, with the result that support networks of mothers and grandmothers aren

Support network: Nowadays many families are constantly relocating, with the result that support networks of mothers and grandmothers aren”t always available (Posed by models)

Touching: You don

Touching: You don”t even have to have things in common to develop a friendship (Posed by models)

The 28-year age gap between the two womenalso means there is no competitiveness, as there so often can be with friends who are the same age.

Valuable lesson: Age is no barrier to remarkable friendships (Posed by models)

Valuable lesson: Age is no barrier to remarkable friendships (Posed by models)