How Age Impacts Marriage
Generally speaking, Dr. Thomas says age plays a factor in marriage because it can have an impact on how healthy that relationship can ultimately be, and create certain pros and cons for the partners and their union.
As an example, when you’re younger, freer of responsibilities, and less jaded from past experiences, you may have a more open heart and positive—albeit potentially naive—attitude. As you get older, however, you gain knowledge and wisdom from the trials of life. Still, you may also feel more pressure to move faster in a relationship, particularly if you’re anxious about fertility. And as you gain more laps around the sun, you could also become more “set in your ways” and struggle to compromise. Suppose people get married when they are youngers. In that case, they may be more positive and open-hearted with each other, but they may not have enough life or relationship experience to be successful in that partnership.
Getting Married in Your 20s
Maybe you met in high school, and the rest is history. Or, you found your way to one another in college, and though you could wait to make it official, you don’t want to. If you choose to get married in your 20s, Dr. Thomas says a benefit is you likely aren’t cynical about love because you haven’t had as many heartbreaks as folks who find their partner later in life. You probably will also have more trust and faith in marriage, since well, you have no reason to believe otherwise.