As of late I've been noticing a trend among the people that I used to go to high school with.
They're all getting married.
And I'm just over hear, like, "Are we even old enough to do that?"
We're not even old enough to buy our own alcohol.
There's nothing wrong with being in love and wanting to be with that person, but marriage is such a big deal to me.
I don't really understand the rush of wanting to bind yourself to someone legally. Is it that hard to wait until you're partially established and stable? We're all 18-19, either working, going to school, or doing something. We're just now experiencing the world.
I hear my parents talk all the time about their friends that married straight out of high school that are now divorced because they got married before they were ready. They didn't even go to different colleges, or live in different cities, they just jumped directly into marriage. Then as they grew older, they realized that they were different people.
What's wrong with having a long engagement? What's wrong with waiting another two or three years? What's wrong with waiting until you're stable enough to support yourself?
It's responsible. It's logical. It gives a relationship better odds for survival and longevity.
I'm doing my best not to be a complete and total cynic, because I do think that some relationships will last, but the vast majority? I feel like, at times, they're just clinging onto familiarity. They're scared of having to move on, they're trying to prove that they can do "grown up" things by making life-altering decisions.
I guess all I can do is sit back and wish them the best of luck with their relationships.