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well, not me, but my best friend i think it's so sad that she's getting married at such a young age! I don't doubt her love, but....i dunno, am i the only one who thinks 18 is far too young?
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well, not me, but my best friend i think it's so sad that she's getting married at such a young age! I don't doubt her love, but....i dunno, am i the only one who thinks 18 is far too young?
no. is she marrying sum1 odf theese forums???
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well, not me, but my best friend i think it's so sad that she's getting married at such a young age! I don't doubt her love, but....i dunno, am i the only one who thinks 18 is far too young?
I think it is far too young. You havn't lived enough at 18.
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who cares, if she thinks she's ready then she is.....
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well, not me, but my best friend i think it's so sad that she's getting married at such a young age! I don't doubt her love, but....i dunno, am i the only one who thinks 18 is far too young?
I wouldnt get married at 18, possibly engaged. I dont think anyone should get married nowadys generally until they are 21 or older. In the past people had to grow up faster after leaving school at 14 etc, but now a large proportion dont until they are 18.
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who cares, if she thinks she's ready then she is.....
Not necessarily. I know tons of people who got married in their late teens and early twenties and then turned round at thirty and exclaimed "what the fu*k have I done with my life"?, and dived head on into a premature mid-life crisis.

Not all of them of course. But a lot.
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I wouldnt get married at 18, possibly engaged. I dont think anyone should get married nowadys generally until they are 21 or older. In the past people had to grow up faster after leaving school at 14 etc, but now a large proportion dont until they are 18.
30 is early enough!
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Not necessarily. I know tons of people who got married in their late teens and early twenties and then turned round at thirty and exclaimed "what the fu*k have I done with my life"?, and dived head on into a premature mid-life crisis.

Not all of them of course. But a lot.
yeah but i'm sure a lot of people have got married at a much later age and till regretted it, they wont know until they try.....
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yeah but i'm sure a lot of people have got married at a much later age and till regretted it, they wont know until they try.....
That's true too. And a lot "stick it out" for ages before finally throwing the towel in (my folks being a good example having divorced after 30 years and not having spoken a word to each other in the eight years since......go figure!)
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I wouldnt get married at 18, possibly engaged. I dont think anyone should get married nowadys generally until they are 21 or older. In the past people had to grow up faster after leaving school at 14 etc, but now a large proportion dont until they are 18.
well it seems to be something of a tradition in her family...her mother was married at age 18 (and had EIGHT children...!) then her older sister got married at 18, and she's set to follow in their footsteps. It's so sad, because when we were little she used to dream about being different from her family and not just grow up to be a homemaker (as all the other women have...it's a bit backwards, they're like baby machines!) and now she's abandoned her dreams of graphic design (she's SO talented) and just wants kids, and maybe she'll go into hairdressing. This is a gorgeous, intelligent straight-A student we're talking about here!
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well, not me, but my best friend i think it's so sad that she's getting married at such a young age! I don't doubt her love, but....i dunno, am i the only one who thinks 18 is far too young?
I remember two years back - after year 11, a rather academically talented girl in our year got married at 16 - after that she didn't come into sixthform, i think she's had a baby now. I think it's shocking, the worst thing being she had no choice - being forced into it.
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I remember two years back - after year 11, a rather academically talented girl in our year got married at 16 - after that she didn't come into sixthform, i think she's had a baby now. I think it's shocking, the worst thing being she had no choice - being forced into it.
how was she forced into marriage? the thing is, my bestfriend has had such rubbish relationships with horrible guys and now that she's finally found a seemingly *decent* bloke (who she's been going out with for only four months, yet he moved countries to be with her) she's ready to tie the not! such a waste!
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how was she forced into marriage? the thing is, my bestfriend has had such rubbish relationships with horrible guys and now that she's finally found a seemingly *decent* bloke (who she's been going out with for only four months, yet he moved countries to be with her) she's ready to tie the not! such a waste!
Her parents. Apparantly her family are strict musilms. But i'm not going to say anything else, it'll be fabricating the story - since i never really knew her - perhaps she's happy with the way her life's gone? I don't know.
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how was she forced into marriage? the thing is, my bestfriend has had such rubbish relationships with horrible guys and now that she's finally found a seemingly *decent* bloke (who she's been going out with for only four months, yet he moved countries to be with her) she's ready to tie the not! such a waste!

Hmm, I dont know. I list having a wife and child more imporant than anything else I could wish for in life. Its not a bad thing. As long as she is happy I suppose.
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well, not me, but my best friend i think it's so sad that she's getting married at such a young age! I don't doubt her love, but....i dunno, am i the only one who thinks 18 is far too young?
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Hmm, I dont know. I list having a wife and child more imporant than anything else I could wish for in life. Its not a bad thing. As long as she is happy I suppose.
You have very simple, realistic wishes...! I on the otherhand hope i never get married...!
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Hmm, I dont know. I list having a wife and child more imporant than anything else I could wish for in life. Its not a bad thing. As long as she is happy I suppose.
well i agree, i mean i want to settle down as well, EVENTUALLY. But the thing is, i physically cannot imagine her being married! She is soooo young, 18, but still with the mentality of a teenager. Which is fair enough because she IS a teenager, but it is just such a waste
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Holy crap im 17 and a half and i've never even been in a real relationship.................... ................................ ..
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A friend of mine got married at 16 to her 18-year-old boyfriend.
*sigh* Bizarre, non?
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I got married when i was 12 in Congo.
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