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Marrying Young

Teen Battling Bone Cancer Marries High School Sweetheart In ICU

The Huffington Post | Carolin Lehmann | Posted 07.28.2016 | Weddings

When Swift Myers, who’s battling bone cancer, woke up after almost 11 days in an induced coma, he knew exactly what he wanted to do next: marry his ...

Brian McKnight Has 2 Pieces Of Advice For Anyone About To Get Married

OWN | Lisa Capretto | Posted 04.28.2016 | OWN

Grammy winner Brian McKnight is perhaps best known for writing poignant ballads and singing sultry love songs, but some of his most powerful relations...

I'm Only 22. I Don't Want Someone Else To Be My Whole World.

Unwritten | Posted 06.23.2015 | Women

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.

Failed First Marriages Spell Doom for Second Marriages!

Jim Halfens | Posted 06.17.2015 | Divorce
Jim Halfens

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.

'I'm A 24-Year-Old Divorcée And I Have Nothing To Apologize For'

Cindy Withjack | Posted 01.25.2015 | Divorce
Cindy Withjack

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.

These Women Married And Divorced At A Young Age. Here's Why.

The Huffington Post | Brittany Wong | Posted 09.25.2015 | Divorce

Getting a divorce when you're in your twenties is an odd experience. While all your friends are getting serious with significant others and planning t...

What I Gave Up The Day I Got Married

Natasha Craig | Posted 05.20.2014 | Weddings
Natasha Craig

I was married at the young age of 19. Yup, I know. Besides possibly setting a new record, I am also "crazy." Don't worry. You don't need to tell me th...

The Worst Thing Cynics Say To Young Brides- And Grooms-To-Be

Neal Samudre | Posted 05.17.2014 | Weddings
Neal Samudre

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.


Liza Monroy | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Liza Monroy

With the husband I'd called the man of my dreams, I shrunk, folded up inside myself, becoming skittish and fearful. And so my 20s consisted of a happy divorce and a sad divorce, a gay husband and a straight one.

23 Things I Still Can Do After Getting Married at 22

Amy Popp | Posted 03.17.2014 | Weddings
Amy Popp

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.

23 Things To Do Instead Of Getting Engaged At 23

Vanessa Elizabeth | Posted 03.09.2014 | Women
Vanessa Elizabeth

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.

In Defense of the "M" Word

Abree Murch | Posted 03.08.2014 | College
Abree Murch

There seems to be a growing social undercurrent, particularly for young females, to resist marriage as an old-fashioned institution and focus instead on building a successful career. My question is this: why can't you have both?

5 Good Reasons To Get Married While You're Young

The Huffington Post | Kelsey Borresen | Posted 11.14.2013 | Weddings

The average age for Americans getting married has reached a historic high -- 27 for women and 29 for men -- a jump from the 1990 average marrying age ...

College Sophomore Explains How She's Kept Her High School Relationship Alive

HuffPost Live | Posted 08.22.2013 | Teen

Many advise against keeping your high school sweetheart when you head to college, warning that doing so could hold you back from new experiences and f...

7 Reasons To Get Married At Any Age You Want

The Stir | Posted 06.20.2013 | Weddings
The Stir

Whether you marry at 19 or 38, there is only one recipe for happiness and contentment and it has nothing to do with age.

Should Women Be Marrying Young? HuffPost Editors Weigh In

The Huffington Post | Posted 04.03.2013 | Women

Over the last week, thousands of words on the Internet have been dedicated to discussing the topic of marriage -- specifically the ideal point in a wo...

Is Miley Cyrus Too Young To Get Married?

Posted 06.06.2012 | Divorce

Miley Cyrus confirmed Wednesday that she is engaged to Liam Hemsworth. While we're thrilled for the couple, who have been dating for three years a...

Why My Life Would Suck Without My Husband Of 23 Years

Leslie Irish Evans | Posted 06.01.2012 | Weddings
Leslie Irish Evans

Remember the picture of us looking out the window? Me in my giant 1980s wedding dress with the poufy sleeves and the giant bow on the butt and you looking dapper in your morning jacket. We're gazing out into our future, the sun lighting our young and hopeful faces. Oh, what we didn't know then!

Jennifer Garner: Divorce Was A 'Crushing Experience'

Posted 02.07.2012 | Divorce

Jennifer Garner opened up to The Sun Monday about her divorce from her first husband, actor Scott Foley. The usually tight-lipped actress told the Bri...

Olivia Wilde: Divorce Made Me Feel Like A 'Failure'

Posted 02.02.2012 | Divorce

In the March issue of Town & Country, Olivia Wilde opens up about the heartbreak of her recent split -- and why she thinks there might be a silver lin...

Does Marrying Young Spell Disaster? Not For Me

Slate | Posted 12.07.2011 | Women

To celebrate our fifth wedding anniversary last year, my husband and I spent the weekend at a funky motel in the Catskills. We arrived Friday night, p...