(Closed) need reassurance…

posted 6 years ago in Relationships
Post # 3
853 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

It depends on the couple, and if outside people notice that you two are perfect for each other, then go for it. I wish you all the best. 🙂

Post # 4
282 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

This is coming from someone who will be married at 24, but I don’t think that age has anything to do with whether you last in a marriage or not. I think it’s the level of committment and maturity. If people are saying that you two are healthy and stable, then that’s awesome! If you feel that you are stable and healthy, go for it! You can’t help when you meet the right person. (I have given this a lot of thought, and had the same thoughts as you are having right now.) If you feel like you guys will make it, then go for it. Waiting until you are 30 necessarily make it a better marriage.

With that said, you need to feel stable and secure too. If you feel like you need to wait, then wait. Express your concerns to your Fiance and talk them out. But I would go with whatever your gut is telling you.

Post # 5
13 posts
  • Wedding: October 2012

Doesn’t sound like you need to worry about it. Age is just one of many variables, and if you’re in a good relationship (sounds like you are), it isn’t something to be worried about. Also, I don’t think 25 is that young to get married.

Post # 6
1093 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

The chances of marrying young and it effecting the success of your marriage greatly depends on one factor… How committed are BOTH of you to making it work? I believe that has more importance than anyones age. There are absolutely no guarantees in life and I’d love to tell you that your marriage will last forever but I don’t think just being young is a putting you on the road to divorce.

It seems like you have done a lot of therapy as a couple and your therapist believes in your relationship. That says a lot. I would have faith in yourself, your Fiance and making your marriage a success. I was married at 19 and divorced after 17 years but I was married to a man who didn’t know how to be a husband and a father. He also didn’t think we had any problems and wouldn’t even think about therapy. I’m married now to a man who truly wants to make our marriage last until we breathe our last breath. The only advise I can give is communicate, communicate, communicate!!!!

Post # 7
2695 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2015

I will be 21 when I get engaged and 23 when I get married. My SO and I have been together for 3 years and I have no doubts what so ever that we will beat all of the statics for young couples. Age has nothing to do with life experiences, maturity, or love. If you two are in a point in your life where marriage and starting a life together is right for you, then go for it!

Post # 8
753 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

I was 23 when I got married, my husband had just turned 22 a few months before we’re still going strong, everyone always tells us “you’re our favorite couple” and “I want a love like yours!” 

Don’t pay attention to statistics, you’ll only drive yourself crazy.

Post # 9
2907 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

My parents got married at 19 and 21 and are still going strong, 37 years later. I think it’s more about maturity than age. Some people are more like 30 year olds at 21, and vice Versa. It sounds like you have a solid foundation. I wish you many years of happiness!

Post # 10
631 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

You have two professional counselors telling you that you are ready. I think that’s the best endorsement you can get. Clearly you have a maturity level beyond your age to even seek couples therapy at your ages. You know the tools if you hit bumps down the road.

YES, do not question.

Post # 11
2778 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

It sounds okay but are you feeling weird about due to your last post with the odd sexual behavior?  Did you guys sort that out?

If you guys are solid theres no reason to worry.  I personally cannot phathom your situation though.  I knew I wanted to get some experience so I wouldn’t wonder.  I did and by 22 I was all set and looking for the right one.  If I had ended up with who I was dating at 15, I would be with a total loser.  

You guys seemed to have grown together and what not so if you think this is love and not simply this is what I’m doing because I’ve always done it, or I’m too scared to go out there even though I’m not happy here then go ahead a proceed.

Even with Fiance I was a little worried I was staying with him because I was comfortable and we’d been through so much but no I really do love him and really could see myself being with him for a long time.  In my head it was that way that we were just going to be together.  With other guys I could see the end with Fiance I just didn’t want to, I was happier considering the possibilities within the relationship instead of the what ifs outside of it.

I think 23 is a fine age, I met Fiance when I was 22 and we got engaged when I was 25.  Not to be a downer but divorce can happen at any age, and even in our relationship we have discussed what we would do if it came to that and what it would take to make us reach that decision.   Your age isnt too young to be married and really any age isnt too young if thats truly what the two people are about and serious which two counselors have told you that you are mentally ready.  So now its just up for your heart to decide.

Post # 12
701 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: January 2004

i met my hubby at 16. It can work.. but marriage is can be a crazy shit storm. Its hard, but absolutley worth it, if your both willing to put in the effort and attention it needs. Anyone that tells you marriage is easy is either lying or really lucky. I love my husband more than anything. Im not going to lie. there have been time where ive wanted to leave. im sure as shit there has been times where he wanted to leave. But there have been those absolutly amazing times where there is no where i would rather be than with my husband. yes we do fight sometimes, and we have to handle huge obsticles, but we did it together. we make time for each other and we also make time for ourselves. You need to make sure you dont forget who you are or who he is. and work at it. Statistically speaking, you can manipulate any statistics to work in the favour of the rgument your presenting. If on average 50% of couples divorce, it can also be said that 50% of couples dont divorce! Glass half full!! you dont have to be the stastic they are representing!! 

And seeing that your already in therapy for other reasons, then i dont see why you wouldnt use it if you needed to in your marriage.

GOOD LUCK! live the life you want!

Post # 13
1525 posts
Bumble bee

For me, I take the 50% statistic as a positive. Half of all marriages LAST. The reason that people who marry younger have higher divorce statistics is because there are a lot of couples who get married for the wrong reasons, especially when they’re younger. There are still people getting married for the wrong reasons who are older, but with time there is more of a chance you’ll have experienced life and can understand the amount of work marriage takes. 

I’m 21 and my husband is 30 and I am not scared at all about being able to work through anything because we’ve both been through difficult things in the past and have gotten through them, plus many challenges in our relationship (and past relationships) so we have no illusions that marriage will fix any problems we have or that it’s all going to be easy and that divorce will ever be a solution to any problem we have. 

You guys have come through a lot. Therapy is also a huge help because it can give you tools to make a relationship and marriage last. Have faith in yourself and your boyfriend. Age is just a number. Maturity, commitment, love, trust, etc are the important things. 

Post # 14
39 posts
  • Wedding: April 2012

My coworker got married when she was 19 and she is now 77.  She is still married and so much in love with her hubby.  They have 4 children and amazing stories.  I admire people that get married young b/c to me it seems that you are that commited and so mature that you would start your life with someone no matter how old you are and no matter what people have to say about it.  Age doesn’t mean a thing.  You could 40, get married and be divorced by 41 if you are not commited with each other.

I got married 5 months ago.  I am 30 yrs old.  I wish i would have met my husband as young as you know your Fiance so i could have started my life with him earlier. 


Good luck and lots of happiness!!! :))

Post # 16
2494 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

I don’t think it is age, but maturity. Some 18 year Olds are 50 at heart and others are bridezillas. Joking! In all seriousness, my dh was married in his late twenties and his ex was thirty. They lasted a year. I am 25 and he is almost 31, and there isn’t a single issue yet.

I think you will be fine, if you feel your relationship is mature enough for marriage.

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