They found their happily ever after early.
The pair tied the knot following a two-day engagement.
"Make sure that person has everything you want. Do not compromise on one thing."
I don't want someone I "won't be able to imagine my life without." I don't want someone to "have my whole heart." I don't want someone to be "my whole world," or "my rock," or "my better half." I don't want somebody who can understand me better than I can understand myself.
There isn't one specific reason for failed marriages, but we can try to slow down, spending more time on getting to know each other and ourselves before we run into relationships or marriages.
My personal life is healthy and challenging. I am learning to embrace quality over quantity in all of my relationships. I recycle (most of the time). I will forever believe that Michael Keaton is the best Batman. My 25th birthday is in a few weeks. I am divorced.
The truth is, getting divorced at an early age isn't something most people take lightly -- and the judgement from outsiders
Marriage is a contract, they say. Marriage is the end to fun times. Marriage is not all it's cracked up to be. People listen to that and carry it with them to the altar. It's no wonder more and more marriages are failing today.
Today I'm 36 and still married to the man who asked to spend the rest of his life with me while I was finishing my last year of college. As the full-blown grown up I am today, I don't deny that we got lucky. The statistics were stacked against us. But that doesn't make our decision wrong or misguided.
The divorce rate for young couples is higher. Divorce is no longer a staple in a midlife crisis, but rather, something that Seventeen magazine should probably be printing on.
If your love is truly eternal, what's the rush? If it's real, that person will continue to be committed to you two months from now, two years from now, and two decades from now. Grow, learn, travel, party, cuddle, read, explore. Do. Freaking. Something... other than "settle down" at 23 with a white picket fence.
Many advise against keeping your high school sweetheart when you head to college, warning that doing so could hold you back