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"You limited yourself...." The Pretty Poodle™ 1 child; Illinois 7341 posts
13th Jan '13

Or did you? If you got married between the ages of 18-25 did you come to the realization that you "settled" for less? Did you ever feel like you didn't give yourself enough time to find "the one"? (I said married, but if you have been in a long-term relationship between those ages I'd like your input as well).

Nikki Woods4 Due September 3 (boy); 19 kids; Danville, Kentucky 944 posts
13th Jan '13

I got married a month after I turned 18 but I don't feel like I've settled. My DH and I are still completely in love and I do not believe there is anyone on this earth better suited for me. We've been married 7 years.

aℓyssa Due October 21 (girl); 1 child; Manhattan, KS, United States 18863 posts
13th Jan '13

In my case, no, definitely not.



I got married at 18 and though I was incredibly young, I knew it was what I wanted and that hasn't changed.

aℓyssa Due October 21 (girl); 1 child; Manhattan, KS, United States 18863 posts
13th Jan '13
Quoting Nikki Woods4:" I got married a month after I turned 18 but I don't feel like I've settled. My DH and I are still completely ... [snip!] ... still completely in love and I do not believe there is anyone on this earth better suited for me. We've been married 7 years."


Exactly!

user banned Lesbos, Greece 95211 posts
13th Jan '13

Nah. I got married at 18 and we've been together for 10 years, married for 8.



We fit together like to pieces of a jigsaw puzzle and compliment each other well.

pitbullprincess Due June 24 (girl); 65 kids; Fayetteville, North Carolina 1295 posts
13th Jan '13
Quoting Big Booty Heaux
~Nimlorel~ 4 kids; 1 angel baby; Edmonton, Alberta 4787 posts
13th Jan '13

Sometimes. More often I feel like having kids before I was ready limited us as a couple.

Amelia [a Mom] 1 child; 4 angel babies; Tallahassee, Florida 15000 posts
13th Jan '13

No but I can say that by waiting I avoided marrying boyfriends that would have been "settled" for.

JΔS Georgia 72579 posts
13th Jan '13

Nope, I don't think I settled but I do think we got married too young. He's the one for me and I'm the one for him, I just wish we would have waited...if that makes sense. What's done is done now lol. We've been married for 5 years come June.

Pottuh 10 kids; Muthafuckin, GA, United States 26544 posts
status 13th Jan '13

We're not married but have been together since we were 17/18. We've broken up here and there and that's helped me feel like I haven't settled. He really is everything I could ask for in a SO.

LumpySpacePrincess 2 kids; New Zealand 17060 posts
13th Jan '13

Sometimes I feel like having kids when we were so young and had barely been together long enough to know each other that well (4 months in I got pregnant) really limited us as a couple. No opportunities to travel, see each other at our best and worst, enjoy being young together. Straight from young relationship to serious raising babies.

JΔS Georgia 72579 posts
13th Jan '13
Quoting ~Nimlorel~:" Sometimes. More often I feel like having kids before I was ready limited us as a couple."


Yes this exactly.

user banned Lesbos, Greece 95211 posts
13th Jan '13
Quoting LEGENDARY JAS ♥:" Nope, I don't think I settled but I do think we got married too young. He's the one for me and I'm the ... [snip!] ... I just wish we would have waited...if that makes sense. What's done is done now lol. We've been married for 5 years come June."


I wish we would have waited too. Because putting of our marriage would have meant we would have put off starting a family.



I really was better suited for becoming a parent at 24 than I was at 19.

JΔS Georgia 72579 posts
13th Jan '13
Quoting Saffy Sly:" I wish we would have waited too. Because putting of our marriage would have meant we would have put off starting a family. I really was better suited for becoming a parent at 24 than I was at 19."


I fully agree. I became a parent and a wife at 19, definitely wasn't ready for it.

Captain Obvious 2 kids; Havana, Cuba 25634 posts
13th Jan '13

I got married 20 days after my 20th birthday. We were together 5 years before we got married and next month will be married 5 years. I don't feel like I've settled at all. My husband is an amazing father & provider and is not so bad on the eyes either :wink: