I feel like these days it is so frowned upon for couples to get married young. I get it, there are risks involved with marrying someone you once thought you’d be in love with forever, only to find yourself unhappy and ready for a divorce –but that’s a risk in literally every single marriage, ever. I’m not married yet, but I know that I don’t want to have to wait to marry the man of my dreams just to make other people happy and content with the amount I’ve accomplished prior to becoming a wife. You can be married to someone and still be successful, guys. It’s 2017. I’m so down to get married young, and my boyfriend and I have already discussed it and made the decision to not allow anyone else to stop us from our happiness.
1. Marrying young does not mean giving up happiness.
I think it’s safe to say that getting married today is completely different than getting married say, 20-years-ago. Things have changed (thankfully), and women aren’t expected to devote their entire lives to their husbands the second they get married. Whereas our grandmothers may have been stuck inside the house building a home, women today can still have their lives and their careers, just with the love of their life by their side.
2. I want a family young.
I have always been the type of girl who’s wanted kids and a family and cute little family Christmas cards and I know that not every woman or man is like that, but that’s what I want. I don’t want to be an older mother – I want to be able to do things with my children and be active and present in their lives. I want to watch my children grow up and I want to be able to play with them when they’re young and love them and take care of them even when they’re older.
3. Marrying young is not a sacrifice of your youth.
Getting married young does not mean that you suddenly have to act like grandparents. When I say ‘getting married young’, I don’t mean like, 16-years-old. I’m talking mid-twenties, which, from what I’ve seen, is apparently too young for most millennials, which I totally can understand. I, on the other hand, am so down to spend the best years of my life married to my best friend and calling him my husband.