I Got Married At 18

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    Through belief, creed,

    and love. We have validity but no certificate, vows but no ceremony. Legalities and formalities mean little to us; why should we let others define our love? Yes, we seek to someday soon make it "official," but only for the sake of others. We are legally (though not...
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    Jun 17, 2014

    And got divorced at 24.

    . Haha! While it works for a very few, I always ALWAYS say wait until you're older, live more, and go through more before you marry. I can't believe I thought I was so grown up at 18. Lol
    thescrap2hisbozley thescrap2hisbozley
    31-35, F
    2 Responses Dec 14, 2014

    Planning To Marry At 18

    I've been dating my boyfriend for almost 9 months now. I'm 17 and he is 21. The first month into our relationship we discussed marriage, and soon after we agreed we wanted to get married. Our families know we want to get married, just not how soon. We plan on getting married...
    LovelyAriel LovelyAriel
    16-17, F
    3 Responses Jul 5, 2013

    I'm 18 & Married!

    It all started when I was 13, I met a guy who lived in an apartment building nearby. He was 15, I never thought he would be interested in me because he was in high school & he was just a cool guy. I can still remember those thoughts I had when I first saw him. "I would like to be...
    miya3 miya3
    18-21
    2 Responses Feb 17, 2012

    I Was One of the Lucky Ones

    We are still happy nearly 3 decades later, but it's a big gamble. You haven't finished growing up at that age, and as you do it's too easy to grow apart. Fortunately we grew together.
    chovhani chovhani
    46-50, F
    Sep 21, 2007

    Engaged At 18

    So; recently I got engaged to my high school sweetheart who is currently enlisted in the army. I'm 18 and he just turned 19. Both of us grew up at an early age. I raised myself from the time I was 4 since both parents chose drugs. My dad came back when I was 12 however. I met...
    Smh0113 Smh0113
    18-21
    Apr 2, 2013
    bmpcasting bmpcasting
    36-40, M
    Sep 26, 2014

    I Got Married At 18

    I met my husband when i was 14 but i never would give him a chance, after a broken heart he talked me through it an I just relized how nice a guy he was so at 16 we strated dating he was so amazing to me he moved in with me an my mom mainly i think she did it to keep me from...
    Zoie420 Zoie420
    18-21, F
    5 Responses Jul 19, 2012

    Married At 18

    So the reason why I joined this website is because some of the headlines captured my attention. I really wanted to share my story and maybe provide some more insight into what it is like to get married young, uncensored. This is going to be for the younger set who are...
    Melissa1308 Melissa1308
    18-21, F
    6 Responses Dec 23, 2009

    I'M 18 And Happily Married

    People say it's too young but I love my husband to pieces. He's 22 so he keeps me in check and we're growing together every day.
    kittypie69 kittypie69
    18-21, F
    Sep 14, 2013

    Engaged To Be Wed

    My Fiance and I are eighteen and currently waitng to be wed quite soon in the late spring/summer. It's rather weird and ironic how we met and how we came this point in a relationship. We grew up together since we were two years old. I was in my grandmothers care until she became...
    TheLastRemnant TheLastRemnant
    18-21, F
    2 Responses Feb 15, 2012

    I Don't Wanna Make The Wrong Decision. . .

    I'm almost 17, and my boyfriend of two years and I want to get married. We are planning to wait until I am 18, before I begin my first year of college. I have made a budget for us, I know how much money we have to make and all of the specifics. We have an apartment in sight and...
    let1troll let1troll
    16-17
    8 Responses Dec 13, 2010

    So I don't quite fit into this experience yet

    but I want to ask you all for advice and share my story. Im 17 turning 18 and my boyfriend is 18. Weve been together for almost a year and he is in the army. He currently is away at basic training. We've been talking about getting married for a few months and a few weeks ago he...
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    2 Responses Sep 18, 2014

    18 And Engaged

    Im 18 as well as my fiance we plan on getting married in the court house then having a wedding in a few months we just got engaged today and we're working on talking about what needs to be talked about such as finances children our future. I know my parents wouldnt approve but...
    AndysLove AndysLove
    18-21
    Jul 18, 2012

    I married the most amazing man 2 days ago.

    I'm 18 and it was an amazing moment in our lives. He's joining the army and I can't wait for him to get through training and for us to start our lives.
    WynonnaMarye WynonnaMarye
    18-21, F
    Jan 1, 2015

    Married To A Soldier

    My husband and I met soon after he got back from Iraq. I was 16 and he was about 21. We started dating almost instantaneously. He respected that I wanted to wait to have sex until marriage and even admired it. Fast forward 2 years. We were still together. (His name is Jason), he...
    kittypie69 kittypie69
    18-21, F
    Sep 14, 2013

    It was very hard to get married

    so young. I graduated on May 25th, 2014 and by July 19th, 2014 I was a married woman. I had to take on a lot of resonsibility, especially being that I am also an army wife. I do not regret getting married a day in my life. I struggle every day to keep myself strong but I'm happy...
    xwewereinfinite xwewereinfinite
    18-21, F
    5 Responses Oct 9, 2014

    Married At Eighteen - Marriage Is What You Make It.

    I read all the stories on here and it makes me sad. Not all young marriages are doomed to fail. Mine didn't. I got married at eighteen. I'm now twenty five and have a beautiful four year old boy and eighteenth month old twin girls. I hate the fact people constantly use age as a...
    becauseifoundhim becauseifoundhim
    26-30, F
    3 Responses Apr 23, 2013

    18 And Happily Married

    It's nice to know there are so many others who are married at this age. I married the love of my life 3 1/2 months after my 18th birthday and he's 23. So many people have told me that I am too young. That he is too old for me (even though it's 5 years). That I'm throwing away my...
    jmunter jmunter
    18-21, F
    1 Response Nov 15, 2013

    My Sister Wants To Get Married At 18

    I need some advice from people who have gone through this situation. I am 23 years old and currently finishing a masters degree in Engineering. I have a younger sister who is 18. She will be finishing a pharmacy tech program in 4 months. After she finished high school she...
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    1 Response May 4, 2012

    Did It and Learned a Lesson(an Expensive One)

    I know people who have been married for so long and they got married at eighteen.But most of them are in their sixties and times have changed.It used to be that they married to survive,they married to take care of each other.Man brought bacon,woman cooked it. Now, marriage...
    blackcat blackcat
    22-25, F
    7 Responses Jul 9, 2007

    Hi my name is Caitlin.

    I have known my boyfriend since I was 12 years old and have been in love with him since I was 14 I'm almost 16 and I when I turn 18 and graduate highschool we want to get married, But let me explain more . It all goes back 8th grade ya pretty young to date huh? Well I fell in...
    caitlinsophia caitlinsophia
    22-25, F
    1 Response Jan 5, 2014

    Just Getting There.

    I met my fiance who we'll call Stephen online but not on a dating site like a lot of people. We met by mistake which I think was truly MAGIC. We became best friends and talked constantly and he would get worried about me if I didn't respond fast enough.  Somewhere through all of...
    lucky1995 lucky1995
    16-17, F
    1 Response Apr 15, 2011

    Love At First Site

    They say love at first site is as swift as it is strong, but true friendship is a life long endevour, I met my wife when we were 15 and dated untill we turned 18 and then married, we will celebrate our forty secound year of marriage this october plus our three years of dating...
    runinonmt runinonmt
    56-60
    2 Responses Sep 7, 2012

    Marriage At 18?

    I am currently 17 and a senior in high school. But I am engaged to my best friend and ee always pull each other through bad times. He has azburgers which is a form of autism but we understand each other. My family and friends and everyone is so excited for our wedding in 9 months...
    CheyChey96 CheyChey96
    18-21, F
    2 Responses Aug 22, 2013

    I am a newly wed and I'm loving it

    so much. I got married on the 6th of December to someone I met thru twitter. He lived in London and I live in Los Angeles. The first time he came out to see me was about 2 years ago and we clicked right away. It was so crazy how compatible we were and how perfect everything...
    susflower susflower
    18-21, F
    1 Response Dec 16, 2014

    My best friend and I met

    when we were in our freshmen year of high school. Now we are both seniors and have been engaged for almost 4 months. When we first met, he wrote me a letter that he was going to marry me someday, but he needed time to mature before we began a relationship, so everything would...
    throughfaith throughfaith
    18-21, F
    Mar 30, 2014

    Growing Up

    My fiancé and I have been together for two years. We have grown together. In October he asked me to marry him, after he asked for my parents permission of course. I'm 18 now, the wedding is June 28th 2014. I need to share how I feel about being married at 18. First, if you're...
    Snap22211 Snap22211
    18-21
    4 Responses Nov 12, 2012

    I am getting married at the end of this month.

    I'm so very excited to commit my life to such a loving man. I don't see this being an easy venture but what marriage is easy no matter the age.
    WynonnaMarye WynonnaMarye
    18-21, F
    Dec 13, 2014

    "No Time Like The Present!" :P

    I just got married three days ago. Most amazing day of my life. Just a really small wedding. Only 3O close friends and family. My dress was elegant yet simple. And he looked so nice in his tux. We had known each other for two years before then. I was his first everything...
    kotonilove kotonilove
    18-21, F
    3 Responses May 17, 2012

    17 , Waiting For 18

    I am not going to lie, my story is unusual. I was 15, sitting in class, when I asked this girl I didn't really even enjoy talking to if she had any friends that she could hook me up with. She scheduled two dates for me, both guys at the same time and same place! That girl and I...
    2 Responses Jan 13, 2013

    One Year Later

    My husband and I got married almost a year ago. (So, I was actually 17) We'd been dating for a year and a half and had known each other for three years. Soon after we got married, he left for a six month deployment to the mid-east. In the six months that followed, I managed to...
    JMQRMM JMQRMM
    18-21, F
    10 Responses Nov 23, 2011

    I'm currently 18 and I'm a senior in high

    school I plan to graduate in June. I have a long distance relationship for about 1year and a half, I know he's the one and he also knows I'm the one. I miss him everyday. I'm tired of missing him and missing special moments that other couples get to share like birthdays...
    monse1224 monse1224
    18-21, F
    1 Response Feb 8, 2015
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