The majority of people venture out to the married life expecting the best. Expecting it to be ideal, convenient, beautiful, and basically a "fairy tale" ending.
Today is Mother's Day, the day of the year when we celebrate our mothers. But in so many countries, mothers are far too young. In fact, in many places in the developing world, girls are more likely to become mothers than to finish school.
I don't need Alex to complete me, I don't need to backpack through Europe to "find myself," and I don't need to date 20 more people to make sure he's the one. I'm not going to live my life in fear of divorce or poverty or anything else for the sake of other people, because at the end of the day, it's my life, my love and my happiness.
Women in their 20s are establishing an empowering worldwide movement of celebratory divorce rituals. These symbolic steps into newly-single life include hosting divorce parties and -- the most popular of all -- trashing their wedding dresses.
You also have insurances for your house, why not for your marriage and love life?!
Last week, Rep. Cynthia Stafford, D-Miami, got titillating headlines by proposing a law that would ban youths under age 16 from getting married. According to Stafford, Florida is in moral danger because a little more than 100 youths under age 16 exchanged vows in the state last year.
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.
Let's stop bashing women for choosing to stay home or choosing to marry young, just like we stopped telling women they can't do what men can. Let's make full acceptance the only standard.
Maybe, we're against getting engaged at an early age because we believe the wrong things about love. Call me a rebel, but I don't think love is dependent on my age.