Someone at my husbands church said this to him the other day, I fully do not agree with that statement at all. I'm 19 and my husband is 21, we got married two weeks after I turned 17. Yes we're young but I don't think that every young marriage is destined to fai. What's your opinion?
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I can understand where he's coming from with that mindset, because a lot of young people don't really grasp the concept of proper commitment and just think getting married is a glamorous event.
But he is still wrong.
By saying ALL young marriages are destined to fail, he completely shits all over the ones that are successful and happy. One person can never speak objectively on behalf of hundreds of couples, because he has no idea how their relationships work. Generalizing is bad no matter what the topic, as there will always be differing circumstances for different people.
As an example, my two best friends (who are sisters, one year age gap) both got married as soon as they turned 18. One of them dated for a year prior to getting married, got to know her husband very well and they're still together and have 2 baby boys (she's 25 now).
The other married a guy after only knowing him for 2 months and he ended up being a piece of shit abusive a**hole. The marriage is in shambles, they're still together, but she's miserable and just accepted "her fate" and stays with him. Classic case of battered wife syndrome.
So there you have it, two examples of young marriages. It all depends on the people involved and how mature they are about the whole thing.3