Marriage & Long Term Relationships

7 comments on “Why I’m Glad I Didn’t Marry at Eighteen

  1. Eighteen is so young! I’m glad you didn’t get married then either….how different your life would have been. geez! Curious…If you had married him, do you think you would have stayed together?

  2. Hi Tiffany

    Thanks for your comment.

    My best friend (who I have known since I was 13) and I talked about that once. She thought it might (BIG might) have worked if I had married him earlier, ONLY because I didn’t know any other lifestyle and hadn’t started to grow into myself yet. But in saying that my urge to travel was there smoldering under the surface from a young age so I honestly believe if I had married him we would not have stayed together. I would’ve had to suppress a huge part of myself in the marriage and that would have made me miserable. I’m sure it would have ultimately ended in divorce.

    As I mentioned, in that last year we lived together we grew apart more than ever. I think the damage was already done, so I’m glad I didn’t go through with a wedding at that point. One thing I didn’t mention in the article is that my partner could be a bit controlling. Not over the top, but enough for me to feel stifled (once I started thinking about my wants and needs and not just his).

    I am incredibly independent now, nothing like that shy young girl I was back then. As you mentioned, how different my life would have been.

  3. Hey Tiffany, Stacy and Bethany. Glad you like this post and can even relate. Thea has definitely been through what a lot of us are going through and her advice and stories are amazing. WE LOVE THEA!

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