Post # 1
I feel privileged in a way to be a young bride, while I am not a fan of the ‘why get engaged now comments’, i just feel so lucky to have found the man I will spend the rest of my life with at such a young age 🙂
My FI and I met when we were 17 going on 18, through a mutual friend (my best friend whom he went to high school with, and is now best friends with too). we were friends for nearly a year before we became a couple.
We got engaged on our three year anniversary in January and I am so happy and feel so lucky to have him 🙂 (sometimes i don’t feel happy, but at this point in time I do!)
Some people never marry or be in a long term relationship for the rest of their lives, or not find that person for a very long time, but I found him at 17 (although I didn’t know it at the time) and I will have the rest of my life with him, hopefully 60-70 years together which some don’t get to have.
anyone else have a similar feeling? 🙂
Post # 3
@Jacqui90: I feel very lucky as well! I was talking to my cousin who just turned 30 and was really upset that she doesn’t have a family or a boyfriend. It made me feel appreciative of my FI and that we will be able t o spend our lives together and that I’m in love at a young age…
Post # 4
we have our problems, but at the end of the day, i have somebody i can rely on, through thick and thin, good times and bad, he has always been there for me and supportive of me and cared about me, even when we were just friends 🙂
Post # 5
I agree with you completely. Although we are not yet engaged, we both know that we want to marry each other. We met at 18 and 17 and have been together almost 3 years. We haven’t had any negative comments (probably because we aren’t engaged yet). It’s lucky that you get to spend that much longer with your OH.
Post # 6
@Jacqui90: We got together at 16 and 17, and are now 21 and 22, and engaged. I share your thoughts exactly, it’s an awesome thing to meet the love of your life at such a young age, we’re the ones that are lucky enough to get more time on this earth with our beloveds 🙂
Post # 8
I was 19 and he was 20 when we met and started dating. Personally I HATED finding each other so young. While most couples got swept up with dating/engagement/marriage what most couples did in 2-3 years it took us 5 years because we had to finish school and get settled.
Post # 9
I feel lucky too! I totally hate dating, so I’m glad I had to do it a fairly minimal amount
Post # 11
@Jacqui90: Amen to all that!
FI and I started dating when I was 17 and he was 18, and it gave us the opportunity to grow up together. We’re on the same page on a lot more things because of our shared history and background.
@tiki429: That’s the downside to finding the one so young – I was chomping at the bit waiting for us to be ‘old enough’ to talk engagement and marriage!
Post # 12
I’m married, and I STILL feel this way. 🙂 Every day, I thank the “higher power” (whatever that is) for my Lovebug.
Post # 13
- Wedding: August 2013 - An amazing non-profit retreat
I understand that too. We met at 19/20 and while I wouldn’t trade our time together for anything, it’s really hard sometimes knowing that we have to check off all the “to-do’s” before getting married and starting our family while people who meet later on can move through all of those stages at the pace they’d like.
Post # 14
I met my FI when I was only 15 and he was 17. We went our seperate ways (he went off to college) and did our own thing for quite a few years but always kept in touch. Finally (4 years later) we were both in the same place at the same time to have the oppurtunity to fall in love. I always knew that he was something special even we were just friends (he was the guy I could talk to about ANYTHING; boys, life, friends, college, stress… you name it). So at the age of 19 almost 20 we started our love affair and the last three years have been some of the best of my life. I Could not ask for a better man to spend my life with. He popped the quiestion on day 1000 of our relationship ( a little shy of 3 years). Everyday I am glad and thankful to have him in my life. And no one has made any comments about us being too young. I’m 23 and he is 24 almost 25.
Post # 15
I feel very lucky as well! For the same reasons as you! My husband & I started dating when I was 15 & he was 17. I will be 21 this year & he 23. I am not saying at all that women who find their men later on in life are not lucky, they are! I just feel so happy to have already found him & we got to grow up together! We really did! He is my best friend & always has been from the start. Literally, my best friend in the entire world!
@tiki429: ahh I remember dreaming about my husband & I getting our own place, getting married, ect. It was a tough wait but I also love the fact that we got all kinds of time to just be young together & enjoy life! We had alot of years to just do whatever we wanted (before having bills, ect.)
Now we have have bills to pay & are loving this life even more!
& For old times sake a couple of old pictures of us when I was 15 & he was 17 because I am corny like that!
Post # 16
FI and I met when we were 17/18 too and got engaged 25/26 so I totally agree that I feel lucky too. 8 yrs together next week 🙂