Is getting married young a bad idea?

Nowadays, technology is making it easier and easier to find love in the younger generation. So what happens when you meet ‘the one’ at a younger age than expected?

According to studies, by the time you’re sixteen, there’s an 80% chance you’ve already met the person you’re going to marry. So when you find that person and you know they’re the person you want to marry, why is it your family and society judge you for thinking it so young?

‘Young love’ is a popular quote for a reason: because it’s true. Just because relationships are a fairly new concept at that age, doesn’t mean that what you feel is wrong. If you’ve met the person you want to be with forever, don’t let anyone take that away from you or throw it in your face.

It may be hard for your parents to let go of their child, but convincing them it’s the best option for you is important so make sure you’ve spoken to them about your decision before you go through with it.

However, sometimes a relationship can cloud your judgement so young as you haven’t had the experience and you can rush into things you may regret later. Marriage is expensive, and even more expensive to get out of.

Before you decide anything, you have to make sure you’ve thought it through properly, are making the right move, and are ready for such a huge commitment. You have to be sure that you want to send the rest of your life with this person.

In history, it is known that people have been married at an even younger age than the current legal age and, in third world countries, you hear of children getting married as young as 12 years old.

So yes, marriage may be a good idea for some, but it may not be for others. It’s a big decision which needs a lot of thinking and support before you jump into something as big as this.

Written by Polly Tyler

Just a little writer who’s entered the world of journalism.

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