Marriage is a big deal.
People get married under all varieties of circumstances, at any age, and during any point in life.
While the success and failure of any marriage is ultimately up to the two parties involved, there is something to be said for finding love early and trying to make it work.
If you have been considering (or are already planning) to marry your college sweetheart, there are specific characteristics about this kind of union that make it very unique and special.
You Share A Strong Mutual Bond
College is a unique experience.
It’s one of those times in life that most people look back on with fond memories. Many attend their first major party.
Some realize what they want to do with their lives.
Some meet friends and associates that will remain in their circle for life.
Meeting the love of your life in college makes the experience even more special.
And, not only will you have that love for life, you will always be able to look back on the shared common experience of attending your alma mater together. There will always be friends and groups that you have in common, and this bond will last for life.
You Know Each Other’s Purest Dreams
When you’re young and in college, the world is wide open to fill with your dreams.
You use that time to discover yourself – what you love, what inspires you, the types of things you want to contribute to the world.
As the reality of life and the professional world sets in after graduation and into the next phase of life, it can be difficult to hold on to these personal truths.
That’s why having a partner who knew you “way back when” and can help remind you of the person you have always wanted to be is so special.
Marrying you college sweetheart does not mean that you will not have room to grow beyond the college phase.
In fact, quite the opposite is possible.
This person could serve as a support to you when times get hard or when goals become hazy. Being able to connect with your truest passions and inspirations, before the demands of post-college life took hold, is one of the best ways to ensure that you never get sidetracked from your own dreams.
You Have Time To Plan Ahead
People get married at all ages, and there is never really a bad time to find a soul mate or unite your lives together.
However, it can be argued that the earlier you start, the better. And on that note, I'd also suggest combined life insurance such as available from the Suncorp website is a vital part of any couples security too – that's what I did and never looked back.
While marrying at a very young age, such as high school or during college, is probably a bit too young (although it has definitely worked for many people), having the chance to begin planning a life with someone during the final part of college and directly thereafter has its benefits.
Couples who are able to start unifying their goals toward a common purpose from a younger age have that much more time to accomplish them, compared to people who wed later in life.
The opportunity to think about having a family and living in different locations is completely wide open for planning and dreaming, and the ability to start early can allow for more freedom and less restrictions on a union.
Over To You
Now that we’ve reached the bottom, here’s what you can do next:
- Have you had a school romance that you remember?
- Do you think it's good to think of romance when at school/college?
- Would you suggest your own kids persue romance (or against it) at college?
And thanks for reading too – I’ll see you in the comments.