Post # 1
Do/Did you have a timeline on when you wanted things to happen in your life or do you know women who have timelines/deadlines? I have met several women who absolutely had to married by a certain age (really didn’t matter the guy, they would find him by then, they were sure), had to have a house by a certain age, had to have a baby by a certain age.
I just want to keep an open mind, every woman is different. However, I have met several women who have these timelines on when things will happen. I wonder what happens if the timeline doesn’t turn out the way you intended? What do you think about putting timelines/deadlines on life events? Poll is about the marriage “timeline”
Post # 3
I think putting a timeline on things is a recipe for disaster. It just sets you up for disappointment. When I was younger I thought I’d be married around 24, baby at 26, etc etc. Instead I wasn’t married until 30, and spent a few years feeling “behind”
Post # 4
Ask my DH that question! He had a timeline, and I totally shot it down. He wanted to be maried at 26, and have 2 kids by 30. We were married at 28, and are turning 30 next year and no sign of little ones yet! 😉
Post # 5
I always knew I wanted to be married. I assumed it would happen by the time I was 30, but it didn’t really matter to me. I DID know I wanted to wait until I was at least 25. Oh, look what happened. It sounds like SO wants to get married next year… at 23 years old. D’oh!
Post # 6
I think it is good to put a “soft” deadline. If it doesn’t happen, no biggie. It’s nice to look forward to the next stage in life, you know? Something to look forward to but you shouldn’t force it.