Written on January 16th, 2013
So my boyfriend (19) and I (16) grew up together. We were best friends until he moved out of our neighborhood, probably around 6th grade. We didn't talk at all throughout middle school, and I saw him in the halls in high school. But I never talked to him, I didn't want to be annoying as he was a Junior, and I was a freshman. Well, a lot went bad for him his junior year. He got taken from his parents, and then his mom passed away. His dad ran out on him, they haven't spoken in two years. He ran away from his foster family, and got in contact with my mom. She helped him get his life on back on track. Well, after he graduated he went into the Army. He was gone for 7 weeks at basic training, and then came home for two weeks for Christmas. He came to visit my mom the day he got back, and I happened to be there. We started talking again, like old times. After two days, we were together, and completely inseparable. We spent the entire two weeks together, from 8 am to 1 am or so almost every day. He went back to finish his basic training, he'll be gone until March. But i've made the commit to him that I will be here when he gets back. No matter what, I wont leave him, I wont hurt him. Staying faithful isn't the problem, everyone else is the problem. Everyone is so negative (expect my parents, they are very supportive). My friends are annoyed that we're moving so fast. And he doesn't have the best reputation with girls, he's broken a few hearts. but I really believe the military is changing him. I don't think he's going to hurt me. The real question is, now he's talking about marriage. He wants to get married as soon as I graduate (May, 2014) I know it seems fast, but he wants to get me out of this small town, he knows I want out more than anything. And if we're married, I can stay on ba
se with him whenever he gets out of basic training. Is it crazy to think this could work? We've only been "dating" for three weeks. And the idea of being married at 18, seems insane. I just want some unbiased opinions.