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Is There an Ideal Age to Get Married?

Is There an Ideal Age to Get Married?

“When did you get married?”

It was a simple question that would be harmless to most people except that in this case it was “Today Show” host Meredith Vieira asking her co-host Matt Lauer, who is bordering on Ross Gellar levels of serial marriage and divorce. Although things got a little awkward, Lauer seemed unruffled by Vieira’s slip.

Vieira, who married in her 30s, represents a growing segment of the population who is delaying marriage. In fact, according to the U.S. Census, the average age for first marriages is almost 26 for women and 28 for men, which is the oldest age for marriage since the U.S. Census was started. But is this trend of delaying marriage improving relationships?

Experts are mixed on whether waiting to get married ultimately decreases the risk of divorce. Most experts agree that marrying before age 20 is likely to lead to divorce because the individuals are still in the process of self-discovery. But after that, couples who marry in their 20s run about the same risk for divorce as couples who marry in their 30s.

What do you think is the ideal age to get married?

Posted: 11/11/08
kateclancy

Hi my name is Kate Clancy, I’m 24 years old. My ex boyfriend he broke up with me 5 weeks ago. I’m currently 15 weeks pregnant. We were together for 7 years (engaged the last). The day he broke up with me he said he “wanted to find himself, wanted to be free, and was confused if he still wanted to be with me or not.” I was devastated but was cool and calm because he’s been dealing with depression for 4 years and I think the news of our pregnancy broke him. I knew he was unhappy with himself because he got in a real bad car accident 4 years ago that changed his life. He lost his football scholarship, the chance to go to school, and hasn’t been able to find a job. When he broke up with me he said that he loves me and always will love me. When he decided to split I decided I wouldn’t contact him because he wanted space, but he calls me at least once a day to check on me. At times he offers to do favors for me like being me things when I’m sick and wash my car. I agree to let him do these things for me because I miss him so much and it seems like everytime I see him he still kisses me and tells me he loves me. He still wants to go to all our sons check up and I do invite him to them. I’m trying to be strong but his actions are confusing me. This was the guy I thought I was going to spend the rest of my life with.i was really upset and i needed help, so i searched for help online and I came across a website that suggested that Dr Unity can help get ex back fast. So, I felt I should give him a try. I contacted him and he told me what to do and i did it, then he did a Lover-spell for me. 28 hours later, my bf came to me and apologized for the wrongs he did and promise never to do it again. Ever since then, everything has returned back to normal. I and my bf are living together happily again..All thanks to Dr Unity. If you have any problem contact Dr.Unity now and i guarantee you that he will help you..Email him at: Unityspelltemple@gmail.com ,you can also call him or add him on whats-app:+2348071622464 ,his website:http://unityspelltemple.webs.com

AlexPatricia

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JewelCarol02

hey,
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Jewel Carol from Atlanta Georgia

donna500

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AndrewPowell

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I followed his advice and Spell instructions, and fortunately, I'm a success story! Kathy is back now and im so glad our son got to see her mother again. Now we're better than ever. Dr. Trust spell really worked and he has been very helpful, and I can't believe it worked so well! I'm honestly, still in shock! :) If you feel like your relationship is salvageable, and you need help contact him .. It never too late ((Ultimatespellcast@yahoo.com or Ultimatespellcast@gmail.com WEB SITE: Link OR CALL +2348156885231

eboehispellcaster

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WendyBaron

Hi everyone, I am so excited to share this with you all, about this powerfully and genuine spell caster who save my marriage and brought my husband back to me today. I am Natasha Hayes by name and i reside here in London, United Kingdom. I'm happily married to a lovely and caring husband ,with two kids.A very big problem occurred in my family seven months ago,between me and my husband .so terrible that he took the case to court for a divorce.he said that he never wanted to stay with me again,and that he didn't love me anymore.So he packed out of the house and made me and my children passed through severe pain. I tried all my possible means to get him back,after much begging,but all to no avail.and he confirmed it that he has made his decision,and he never wanted to see me again. So on one evening,as i was coming back from work,i met an old friend of mine who asked of my husband .So i explained every thing to him,so he told me that the only way i can get my husband back,is to visit a spell caster,because it has really worked for him too.So i never believed in spell,but i had no other choice,than to follow his advice. Then he gave me the email address of the spell caster whom he visited.{Unityspelltemple@gmail.com}. So the next morning,i sent a mail to the address he gave to me,and the spell caster assured me that i will get my husband back the next day.What an amazing statement!! I never believed,so he spoke with me,and told me everything that i need to do. Then the next morning, So surprisingly, my husband who didn't call me for the past{7}months,gave me a call to inform me that he was coming back.So Amazing!! So that was how he came back that same day,with lots of love and joy,and he apologized for his mistake,and for the pain he caused me and my children. Then from that day,our marriage was now stronger than how it were before,by the help of a spell caster Dr Unity. So, i will advice you out there, if you have any problem contact Dr Unity and i guarantee you that he will help you and you will be the next to share your testimony to every one in the world!!. Email him at: Unityspelltemple@gmail.com or call him on +2348072370762 and you can also visit his website for more details: Link. thanks to Dr Unity please share this with your friends..

ColbyKatlin

( 48hourslovespell4ever22@gmail.com )
I would not like to bore anyone with my comment and testimony but rather i would like them to please read my article so that they will be able to find solution to there broken relationship. A Months ago i was living a loneliness life all alone, until one very good day ( Thursday last week ) i read an article on a blog about Dr. HEART and his ability of restoring broken relationship and marriages. I was really thinking it's was just a jock with the way people described his powerful love spell. In fat i red allot of his testimonials and articles so i decided to contact Dr.HEART through his contact information i saw on the article along with his phone number +2348157538164 and his email address 48hourslovespell4ever22@gmail.com He directed me on what to do on my own, which i did and he also caste the spell for me, and tell me to wait for just 48 hours to see the powerful work which he has done in my life. And To my greatest surprise, just after 16 hours that i contacted Dr.HEART i received a call from my EX seeking for apology from me. Ha is also specilized in different kid of spell cast as he stated below.


1. GETTING YOUR EX LOVER BACK.
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RebeccaMiller

My name is Rebecca Miller I'm from united state, i have been married for 4 years and i have a break up with my husband 3 months ago and i was worried and so confuse because i love him so much. i was really going too depressed and a friend directed me to this spell caster Dr. Laco and i made all my problems known to him and he told me not to worry that he was going to make my husband to come back to me and in just 48hours re-unite me and my husband together. After Two days my husband called and told me he is coming back to sought out things with me, I was surprise when I saw him and he started crying for forgiveness. Right now I am the happiest woman on earth for what this great spell caster did for me and my husband. i have never in my life believe in spell and but now it have just helped me and i am now so happy. All Thanks to him and if you also want to have your Husband back to yourself here !! his emailAddress(lacopowerfulspellcaster@yahoo.com) i am so happy to testify of your work and kindness.


WendyBaron

I was hurt and heart broken by my husband,but i am so happy to have my husband back in my life again.!My name Wendy Baron, i live in Manchester, United Kingdom. A very big problem occurred in my marriage seven months ago, between me and my husband . so terrible that he took the case to court for a divorce. he said that he never wanted to stay with me again,and that he didn't love me anymore.So he packed out of the house and made me and my children passed through severe pain. I tried all my possible means to get him back,after much begging,but all to no avail.and he confirmed it that he has made his decision,and he never wanted to see me again. So on one evening,as i was coming back from work,i met an old friend of mine who asked of my husband .So i explained every thing to him,so he told me that the only way i can get my husband back,is to visit a spell caster,because it has really worked for him too.So i never believed in spell,but i had no other choice,than to follow his advice. Then he gave me the email address of the spell caster whom he visited. TEMPLEOFLOVEANDPROSPERITY@GMAIL.COM. So the next morning,i sent a mail to the address he gave to me,and the spell caster assured me that i will get my husband back the next day. What an amazing statement!! I never believed,so he spoke with me, and told me everything that i need to do. Then the next morning, So surprisingly, my husband who didn't call me for the past 7 months, gave me a call to inform me that he was coming back. So Amazing!! So that was how he came back that same day,with lots of love and joy,and he apologized for his mistake,and for the pain he caused me and my children. Then from that day,our relationship was now stronger than how it were before,by the help of a spell caster. So, i will advice you out there if you have any problem contact Dr Frank Ojo, i give you 100% guarantee that he will help you.. Email him at: Templeofloveandprosperity@gmail.com ,or visit his Web site to know more about him: Link .

angie805

I also don't believe there is a "right" age to get married. I truly think it depends on the people involved. I got married in my 30s, and my sister got married in her 20s. I wouldn't say either one of us is happier in her marriage than the other. I also have friends and family members that have gotten divorced at various ages, so again - I really think it depends on how mature the people are, if they're willing to work through the tough times, communicate, etc.

Katneen

I also agree that age is but a number and shouldn't be a factor. You hear about when people get married, there are those old couples that have been together forever say 'oh, they're so young!' or 'they're much too young for that kind of commitment!'. There is a couple in their 50's or 60's who got married at 16! Myself, I got married at 19, and have been with the love of my life over 5 years now. (And we only knew each other for 2 months when we got married.) We just bought our first house, we have 2 beautiful children and are extremely happy!! :) Age-definatly not an issue. Maturity-the biggest factor.

  • By Katneen
  • on 11/12/08 8:28 PM EST
bcherep

I really think age shouldn't be a factor. Its all about how strong the relationship is. People seem to marry for the wrong reasons as we see in our astronomical divorce rate in the US.

Maturity and relationship are the top two that I think should come into play.

  • By bcherep
  • on 11/12/08 10:48 AM EST
aliciak

I think it's a case-by-case basis for sure. For me personally, I'm not completely sold on the idea of marriage period, so I know I might be one of those gals who puts it off. The non-committal type I guess...

  • By aliciak
  • on 11/11/08 9:03 PM EST
Eva1873

That video of Matt and Meredith is priceless.
I don't know that there's a right age for marriage. I do know that if I'd married the man I'd planned to wed at 21, we'd not have made it. But that might have less to do with age and more with incompatibility? It's really such an individual decision.

  • By Eva1873
  • on 11/11/08 5:24 PM EST