Why I: Got Married Young

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I’ve had a few people ask in the last few months, how I met my husband. So I thought that the next post in my Why I series, could be about why I got married young.

I look younger than my actual age, and when people hear that I’ve been married for almost 11 years, they instantly ask my age.

I’m turning 34 this year and I married when I was 23. People always say that’s really young to get married, but I say if you know you want to marry someone it doesn’t really matter how old or young you are!

I met G-Man when I was 19, through a friend’s boyfriend. Our official story is that we met at Glastonbury music festival. The truth is we had met a couple of months before that, and had even had a conversation at a party but the evening wasn’t about meeting boys and so our encounter was brief.

So, when we met up at Glastonbury we were able to have proper conversations, relax and watch music together. And he stayed with me and my friend the whole time he was at the festival.

There was definite sparkage between us, and I knew I liked him. We saw each other pretty much every day from that point on. After about a month I knew this was something serious and the rest, as they say, is history!

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This was the first photo of us together, in my bright orange bedroom!

We look a little different now!

We got married in the garden of a little private manor house in Hatfield, under the roof of a mini garden pavilion, whilst our friends and families sat theatre style outside on the lawn. I walked up the aisle of lavender and it was the shortest but most-perfect ceremony. A beautiful September day, small wedding and fantastic start to our married life together.

Over the years, I’ve had friends ask me things like ‘how do you know when you’re ready to get married?’, ‘how do you know you want to marry someone?’ – and I almost always answer the clichéd ‘you just know’. And that’s because you do – you just know. As certain as you know you’re alive, you just know. And if you’re questioning it, then that’s between you and your partner to work out.

I love my marriage. We get on like a house on fire, we’re best friends and though we used to argue, we know how to argue productively now. I wouldn’t say we even do argue any more. He’s the best thing in my life, and I’m happy every single day because of him.

I don’t want this to sound soppy, but everything I’ve said is true. He’s a proper gentleman and I can’t wait to spend the rest of my days with him!

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3 thoughts on “Why I: Got Married Young

  1. I too married young and three years ago my comment on this post may have been very different than the one I am about to leave. I married at 20 much younger than you did and the truth us I at that age had absolutely no idea who I was and what I really wanted in a boyfriend let alone a husband. When you marry you immediately go from who you are to the role you now have as wife. I looked up 15 years into my marriage and had no clue who I was outside of mikes wife and my kids mom. Obviously each person experience marrying young will be different. I wish you guys the rest of your life together making each other happy. I however would have waited until atleast 25-27 to marry.

    1. Hi Tammy. Thanks for sharing your experience. As you said, it’s all totally relative and as I mentioned in my article, you really need to *know* it’s the right thing to do. My husband and I really allow each other to be ourselves and explore who we are and grow individually as well together. It’s so important to have that space. I don’t know your current situation but I hope you have found the space to find yourself and are happy and moving forward to an awesome future. Thanks for commenting 🙂

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