The Pros And Cons Of Getting Married Early
Folk wisdom tells us that you should get married while you’re still young. Over time, the average age to tie the knot has consistently gone up. While there are clear advantages to holding off the decision till a later age, getting married early, too has its pros (and cons, of course). Honestly, there is no right age to get married. There is, however, a right time – when you are sure about the relationship, when you have enough money to sustain a married life, and when you are ready for the responsibility and commitment that it requires. Age doesn’t have a lot to do with it. So, if you’re contemplating saying I do at a relatively young age, don’t stop yourself. But, do consider these pros and cons:
Pros of getting married early
1. You can do all the fun and wild things with your partner while your body can still take it.
There’s something wonderful about being able to party all night with your husband or wife without being miserable and hungover the next day. You may be married, but your body is still young, and you can use it to your advantage to make your marriage stronger by creating memories together!
2. There’s no rush to have children
You don’t have the biological clock ticking like a bomb. You can have a few good years with just the two of you before you have to bring a third to the mix.
3. You get to grow together as a couple
This is one of the biggest advantages of starting your life together early on. The both of you, as you build your life with each other, are more likely to grow together in the same direction. With this, your relationship strengthens.
Cons of getting married early
1. You don’t have that much money
Let’s face it. You probably can’t afford to live a good life on your own, without the family’s financial support. You either slum it, or live in a joint family till you can afford nice pad.
2. You don’t have enough life experience
Marriage requires life experience and wisdom, and not just a steady paycheck and housekeeping skills. It requires emotional maturity, which comes from having lived your life well. You can learn on the job, sure. But, that also means entering a lifelong commitment half-baked.
3. You never learn who you are on your own
You commit to being responsible for another person at an age when you have the opportunity to discover who you are – outside of your family and friends, and romantic obligations. Getting married early means revoking this chance to discover your true self!