| | Re: Marriage at age 18?
To anyone asking if we are wanting to get married because we are planning on getting pregnant soon or anything, no. That is not the case. Neither of us is or ever has been sexually active.
It seems that when I read all of the negative stories that many of you have related to me, I feel that I should wait, but reading stories of successful marriages at my age makes me feel like we could do the same. I am keeping in mind though that every teenager believes that they are "different," and I realize that may not be the case for me.
At the same time, I feel like he and I are both mature for our age. I'm not sure which side to believe.
But my boyfriend, Jess, is much more mature that many men my age. Right now, he is currently the lead guitarist in an 80's metal band that is becoming very popular and possibly touring this summer. He is also has a gpa of 4.0, recieved a 35 on the ACT, and is the top student of my grade. Although intelligence does not measure maturity by any means, he is more focused on his education than anything. Also, I should mention that neither he or I do drugs, smoke cigarettes, or drink and neither of us ever have. Again, I am not sure that this makes a difference.
The input everyone has gives is very helpful to me, though, and is really making me think hard about this, so thank you to anyone who has responded. A decision like this is something that I really want to think about deeply.