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Old 01-25-2013, 03:21 PM   #16
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Yes, my sister thought I was too young and she let me know it, lol. I was 22 and I WAS too young but we've been married for 25 years this past August.

My FIL came to me before I went down the aisle and told me if I had any doubts that could back out and he would handle telling everyone. I think he was afraid of having another child's marriage end in divorce. We'd had a roller coaster courtship so I do not blame him. He loved me like I was his own though--it wasn't that he did not like me. (Thank God or I probably would not have married!)
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Old 01-25-2013, 03:25 PM   #17
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We both were. His side thought he was too young (23) and had his life before him and I guess I was out to screw all that up. On my side it was because they felt I could do better.....

Anyway, 20 some years later, still married.
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Old 01-25-2013, 03:43 PM   #18
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My MIL, due to religious differences. She even called the pastor that was performing the ceremony to express her 'concerns'. I was not pleased.
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Old 01-25-2013, 04:02 PM   #19
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DH was 21 and I was 20 when we married.

His mother warned us that we were too young. My parents knew better than to say anything.

His mother also told us that we would have a lot of kids because DH and I are both the oldest of 4.

Funny, MIL has been divorced twice and is not married. But DH and I have been married for over 17 years. AND we only have 1 kid!

In the end, the wonderful thing is that YOU make decisions for yourself. People can give what they feel is good advice, but nobody knows you better than yourself.
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Old 01-25-2013, 04:08 PM   #20
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Nope! We had then opposite problem. We got together at 17, got engaged at 24, and finally married at 26 (almost 27). So a ten year courtship. I was royally sick of the slightly demeaning "Don't you want to get married and start a family" questions. When we finally did get engaged there was also very little in the way of congratulations and a lot of "about time" comments.

So, it goes to show. You can never do things right when it comes to pleasing other people!
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Old 01-25-2013, 04:17 PM   #21
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No one said we were too young, heck on my side i was just following along with all the ones before me. (i was 19, dh was 20)

However they were all taking bets on how long it would last. They all lost, we will be married for 27 years May 3rd.
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Old 01-25-2013, 04:26 PM   #22
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Actually, his dad flat out told him he would pay full ride to any college he wanted, if he would just call off the wedding.
While it's obvious you had issues with your inlaws, actually, without it being personal about a specific relationship, I think many people make this offer to their kids. For many families unmarried = financial support through college. We like our son's girlfriend just fine, but I don't think she likes us very much based on this. Thankfully she knows that in our case it has nothing to do with her.
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Old 01-25-2013, 04:34 PM   #23
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Pooh you and I were alike. Both sides were taking bets on how long the marriage was going to last for. They all lost as we just celebrated 38 yrs. I was 18 and we had been seeing each other for 15 months at the time of our wedding. His mother had been vocal about us not getting married although it was really directed at me not my dh. My side was not happy but they did put on the wedding, although nothing was the way I wanted it. When I got pregnant shortly after (1st dd born 14 months after the wedding) she was really not happy. When we told her the good news she almost cried and was VERY vocal about how she felt (only to me again though).
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Old 01-25-2013, 05:14 PM   #24
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No one said we were too young, heck on my side i was just following along with all the ones before me. (i was 19, dh was 20)

However they were all taking bets on how long it would last. They all lost, we will be married for 27 years May 3rd.
I believe our best man gave us 5 years and my mom bet 3 (either that or 7 and 5?). Who takes bets on a non-celebrity marriage?
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Old 01-25-2013, 06:04 PM   #25
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Yes, I was warned by every single family member because of my age (20) and because are an interracial couple.

My mother actually didn't talk to me for a year

18 years later, and 3 kids later, I am the only one in my entire family not divorced. Not only that, but everybody loves my husband. Sometimes they call and don't even want to talk to me, they want to talk to him.

My mother and DH are BFFs
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Old 01-25-2013, 06:15 PM   #26
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No, but now that I have grown children, I can't believe nobody tried to stop me!

I was 18 and had just finished my first year of college, DH was 22 and just graduated from college. We were both working part-time jobs. We had been dating since my jr. year in HS and had gotten engaged at my HS graduation.

We have been married almost 35 years, so it has lasted, but if my kids came to me at our ages, without full-time jobs, I think I would try really hard to try to make them wait. Both of our boys are in their 20's. Our oldest is married, but he was 25 and had already been to Iraq, and married a girl from HS, so I really didn't see a problem. Our middle DS is 22 and will graduate from college soon, but swears he will never get married and just be the next Hugh Hefner (that thought scares me!), so that leaves DD who is 16. She shows no interest in getting married anytime soon and has big college plans, so I don't think she will take my path.

As someone now middle aged, I keep thinking what were they thinking?!?!? Why DIDN'T anyone try to talk me out of it!
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Old 01-25-2013, 06:33 PM   #27
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A week before our wedding my mother told me that she didn't think we would last and there would be nothing but heartache. We were 23 and both had full time jobs teaching math.

This Aug we will celebrate 35 years. I know she really appreciated dh now.
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Old 01-25-2013, 07:00 PM   #28
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My MIL told DH that it was disloyal of him to marry me. We have issues.

We have not been married long. Almost 8 months. But we have been together for almost 7 years. We just decided to make it legal and wanted a specific date last year. It means something to us.
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Old 01-25-2013, 07:00 PM   #29
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Does the limo driver count? He was a friend of mine. As we got to the church, my Dad got out. The driver told me he could take me down to Florida right then. Told me I was too young to be getting married. But I got out of the limo and got married anyway.
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Old 01-25-2013, 07:53 PM   #30
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None of our family members or friends expressed any doubts (at least out loud to us!), I think because DH and I had known each other since I was three and he was five. He lived down the street from me and I was friends with his sister (a year younger than I) long before he and I became a couple.

However, the pastor of our church, who had only been there for a year or so, thought we were too young and suggested that we wait until we knew each other better. When we told him that we had known each other for 15 years (at that point), he just sighed and said "Well, I guess you know each other as well as you're going to without getting married!" (Remember, this was 1966!) That was the end of our pre-marital counseling.

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