....that Mr. Right would actually eventually come around. I always felt I knew that he would but no one ever really helped me believe it. I hope that I can help my kids realize that even though the boyfriend/girlfriend that they have now might seem like the right one, chances are when they are older they will have no idea where their current 'love' is. My high school sweetheart was a good guy, class clown someone that everyone wanted to be around. At the time I thought I loved him and I still think I did in some way...but that love does not even come close to the love that I feel for my husband. I assumed after graduation that we would just get married, because it was what you did. Dated someone in HS, went to college, and got married.
Kids, and even some adults, are so quick to jump into sexual relationships and living together and marriage that it's no wander our country's divorce rate is so high. My husband married his high school sweetheart when he was 24 and she was 20, they had a rough relationship during high school and college, but for some reason felt they still wanted to get married. I don't know if they just assumed that what's the next step was or what...but it ended in divorce. They had 3 beautiful girls together, and communicate well because of the girls, be he hates some of the choices she now makes, not only as a mother but a woman.
Getting married young isn't always the way to go. If you are contemplating getting married then I would suggest wait. You have got to be absolutely sure, make sure you can feel it in your gut. No doubts. The right person for everyone is out there somewhere. He/She will come around someday and when they do....you will be the happiest person in the world.
I know I am.
And I don't want you to think I assume all young marriages don't work. My in-laws got pregnant young and married young and they are still together after 35 some odd years. So it can work. The thing is it's just that, work.
So that's my thoughts on this subject for today.