Post # 1
I just wanted to hear some young marriage success stories, not that i am dumb or ignorant for considering getting married at a young age. It is common where i am from to get married right out of high school but i just wanted to hear some other stories and such of similar situations. Thank you!
Post # 3
@rodeoidahochic: Sorry, I dont know any. Most of the ones I know were over by 22, some disolved before 25, but by 30 all were over.
Post # 4
My Mum was 19 and Dad 24 when they were married, they just celebrated their 30th wedding anniversary 🙂
Post # 5
Well, my grandma married my grandpa when she was 19 and they’ve been married for over 44 years. But keep in mind, my grandpa was 29 when they got married and that was in the 1960’s. Also, they are they exception out of all the other teenage marriages that I’ve known. The rest were all divorced before their 23rd birthday.
Post # 6
I know of one, My cousin who was 17 (her parents signed) and her guy who was like 19 or something at the time. They are still married with 4 kids now. They are in their 30s. It was a struggle and really hard for them. They are really religious though so I think that played a big role for them both in getting married so fast and in staying together. They seem like they are starting to do a little better in the last couple years now though.
Post # 7
@rodeoidahochic: my mom was 19 and dad was 20 and they just had their 31st wedding anniversary.
Post # 8
my parents have been together since they were juniors in high school. they got engaged at 18 and were married at 20. they’ll celebrate their 30th wedding anniversary this year.
Post # 9
@rodeoidahochic: 3 girls from my church, of about my age, got married when they were 19, all to guys in their early 20s. One left her husband after 5 years. The other two marriages are still going strong after 20+ years.
Post # 10
@rodeoidahochic: Hmm…my parents got married at 18 and 19, and are about to celebrate their 27th anniversary. They are quite happy, though they even say that things were different when they got married than things are now.
My BFF got married at 18 (he was 19) and while they are still married 6 years later, they are going through a really, really rough patch. They are doing counseling/therapy and because they have two children together, they are really trying to make it work.
I know of two other couples that got married around 18/19, and they are both divorced (didn’t last longer than 5 years).
DH and I got married at 25 and 27, but we started dating at 15 and 17. We could have got married a lot sooner, but decided to wait for a variety of reasons. Of course marriages can work out when you are young, but it can be more difficult.
Post # 11
My mom was 19 and my dad was 23 when they got married, now theyve been married 43 years, still very happy 🙂
Post # 12
I know lots of people who were married before 20. All of them now have kids are seem very happily married. Not one of my family or friends have ever been divorced and they all married before 23.
Post # 13
I don’t know anyone who married before 20 but one of my close friens married when she was barely 21 and they have been happily married over eight years with two great kids!
Post # 14
The only people I know who married that young and are still together are pretty old now. I would say they are happily married, but unfortunately there was a point in each relationship where one of them cheated.
ETA: I mean to say that they are happy, despite the fact that one of them has cheated. They worked through it.
Post # 15
My boss was 16 (!) when she got married and she’s been married for 40 years.
Post # 16
@rodeoidahochic: My parents didn’t get married young, but they’ve been together since my mom was 19 and my dad was 21. My mom got pregnant with me not long after casually seeing my dad, and gave him an option of staying in our lives. He was a roofer who worked out of town, but sent my mom his paychecks and many love letters later, decided to continue the relationship and be a part of my life! 24 years later and they are still together and SO in love. I love their story.. It makes me so happy to see how far they’ve come. They actually didn’t get married until I was 8, and my brother was already born (so two kids later.) I feel like if you’re REALLY with the person you want to be with for the rest of your life and mature to handle all that life can throw at you together, it doesn’t matter what age you are.