So yeah that blew! I was 20 years old when I got married to my then 24 year old husband. It was a fun wedding, and we didn't spare any expense! I had literally everything I wanted, from the dress, to the bakery who did my cake, all the way to the miss-matched antique china that everyone ate on. I can honestly say without hesitation that I believe I had a beautiful wedding. But that's not what it's about now is it? It's about the marriage. I am now 23, and Stephen is now 27 and we have a happy, healthy, full life. We have two beautiful babies (puppies) and life is good. I want to make it clear that both Stephen and I believe in only getting married once and that we do not by any means have any ill words for those who feel otherwise. Marriage is tough, its even tougher when you are young. The misconception is if you get married young, you are destined to go through the Big D, and I don't mean Dallas! I hate that stereotype. Yes, there are plenty of people who get married young and decide that they jumped into something that they weren't ready for and decide to part company. If you are unhappy and you want to get a divorce then please do! Its for the best for both of you; live your lives! You are young, and shouldn't stay in a marriage just to keep up with society's standards.
Here's what I know, marriage is a hard road no matter how old you are. Do I think the odds tend to be stacked against you the younger you are? Yes. But that is because I have been there, hell, I am STILL there. Marriage takes a shit-ton of work, every day there is something new to talk about or over come. Stephen and I are still learning to be married, and that's okay. Life in general isn't always easy peasy, but it is also one of the greatest adventures you'll ever go on. I love my husband to the moon and back a dozen times over. I respect him and appreciate him. I would love to see more acceptance and less judgment from the spectators of a young marriage. And if you are planning on getting married and you are younger, my advise is simple... be sure that you both don't loose what makes you you; separate from one another. You fell in love for a reason, so don't stop being the person your spouse fell in love with.