When you're in love and happy, getting married might be one of your top priorities. For some, the bell rings after incredibly soon, while others wait 5 or more years. But while we prepare to jump in, those on the outside are quick to advise whether it's a good idea or not. You might find that they're either celebrating proudly your decision to tie the knot, or shaking their finger at you, most likely because they believe it's too soon. But is there really such a thing as marrying too soon?
While experts don't feel marriage after just 3 months is the way to go
, what do real married women with experience in the field have to say?
“I think most of it, at least for us, was less about getting to know each other better and more that we went through stages of life where we were changing so quickly—we went through college together and were long-distance
before we finally lived in the same city. When we got married, it was an ‘eyes wide open’ kind of scenario. We were realistic about what might change, what wouldn’t change, and what the challenges and wonderful things would be—so there were no real surprises.” —Lin G.
"I think our first year of marriage would have been more harmonious had we waited longer, but in the long run, I’m not sure it makes a difference.” —Julie M.
“We were ‘older’ when we first started dating—we were both 30—so I think that may have impacted our marriage/relationship more so than how long we dated. But I can say that I truly believe that a combination of our ages and the duration of our dating phase had a positive effect on our marriage. We both really knew what we wanted out of a relationship, and we were more confident in ourselves and our abilities. We were focused on what we wanted our futures to look like, and I can personally say that at that point I was very aware of what I wanted out of a husband and what I could offer, as well. I also believe that the duration of our dating phase allowed me to see my husband in many different life stages Because of that, I confidently knew that I'd found my life partner.” —Lynnette W.
"We learned, grew, and changed into adults together. It was great marrying someone who knows everything about you and is your best friend.” —Jessica R.
What are your thoughts on marrying early?
Source: Women's Health
Do you follow us on Instagram?
[caption id="attachment_111691" align="alignnone" width="100"]