What's The Best Age To Get Married?
Personally, I feel as if this issue doesn't have a right or wrong side to it. If you're personally ready, who cares if you're getting married at 18 or 45? It's truly no one's business, and each and every person on this earth matures differently.
Of course, however, science has an answer to everything. Experts on the matter of age and marriage seem to believe that couples have the best odds of making it in the long haul if they wait until at least the age of 25 to get married.
There are two major factors that contribute to why it's best to get married in your mid-twenties or afterwards: education and money. Apparently, the more years of higher education a woman has under her belt at the point of marriage love they chances that she'll get divorced.
“Educated women tend to be more confident about who they are and less willing to settle for a man who doesn't meet their standards,” explains Terri Orbuch, PhD, author of Five Simple Steps to Take Your Marriage From Good to Great.
Another factor to getting married past this age is that you'll most likely be supporting yourself, so there's less incentive for you to rush into marriage because you're seeking financial security from a man.
It's also assumed by this time that you've learned to budget your money carefully, which will lead to less financial problems when you've gotten married. Juggling responsibilities, dealing with differing personalities and resolving conflicts should be mastered by this age, which are skills that are necessary in maintaining a long-term relationship.
Like I said, whenever you feel you're ready, you're ready, but these points do make sense. What do you think?
Ally Batista | Elite.
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