Marriage and Such

  1. Hey, I aws just wondering , how long did you date your SO before you decided to marry them? And did the marriage last?

    heh no I'm not getting married just yet, heh, I'm only 17 (almost 18) :P!
  2. 25 Comments

  3. by   ang75
    We dated for 6 very, very, very long years before we got married. We have now been married for 2 yrs. It seemed to take foreeeever for him to ask but at the same time, I new most of his weird quirks before we tied the knot. Don't let that fool you, he still comes up with some off the wall stuff from time to time. Now if I could only teach him to put his *$@#!ing socks in the hamper!!!

    Quote from Chibi Baka
    Hey, I aws just wondering , how long did you date your SO before you decided to marry them? And did the marriage last?

    heh no I'm not getting married just yet, heh, I'm only 17 (almost 18) :P!
  4. by   kar212
    My husband and I were an item for 21 months before he proposed. Our engagement was 10 months long. We'll be married for 5 years in August. We were careful and took it slow and it's paid off.
  5. by   unknown99
    My first husband and I was married about a year after we met. It was the worst 10 years of my life. I could see the man hit by a bus and would not help him.
    My hubby now and I married after knowing each other for 3 months. We have been married for 11 and a half wonderful years. He is absolutely wonderful. He is the best thing that has ever happened in my life!!!
  6. by   emmy
    I have been with my husband since I was 16, we married when I was 18 and he was 21 and we have been together ever since, I'm 31 now
    I think our relationship gets stronger and stronger as time goes on, still get the butterflies in my stomach :chuckle
  7. by   danaRN2b
    My hubby and I were living together within two weeks, married within nine months. We were 19 (me) and 18 (him) when we got married. We've been together almost ten years now & have four great kids, so it's all worked out in the long run. We've both agreed that we would have had a less stormy relationship had we met when we were older, but it doesn't always work that way! Love him a bunch anyway & we constantly embarrass our oldest, who's eight, by smooching and hugging all of the time!
  8. by   Rustyhammer
    We shacked up for about a year and a half. Got married cause we missed all our friends and knew they would all show up if we got married. Now we've been married um...well, since '85.
  9. by   Rustyhammer
    18 years.
  10. by   Anniekins
    I have been dating the same wonderful guy for almost 6 wonderful years (starting when I was 16 years old).
    He graduated college one year ago, and I'm graduating a week from Tomorrow :hatparty:

    I wanted to wait for marriage until I finished with school and established myself......taking it I did not have to struggle in the beginning of my marriage....(Its hard enough supporting myself let alone a marriage). Well school is finishing up soon....we will see what the future holds :kiss

    Some people think it is wonderful we have been together so long, others think we both need to see whats out there before commiting to eachother. I know in my heart he is perfect and that I could not ask for anything more, and am so happy that we have eachother.
  11. by   Hellllllo Nurse
    Dated two years, and have been married for eight wonderful years.
  12. by   Shotzie
    Met mine in college. He decided we were going to be married, just didn't tell me for awhile. Dated one year. Engaged one year. Never had a fight or a cross word during all of that time or during the first two years we were married. The fact that he has a terrible temper was quite a shock.

    We've had some hard time, have come close to divorce on two occasions but we never stopped working on our relationship and valued our kids enough to stick it our. We worked very hard at not being toxic to our children when we were in trouble. We've been married a long time now (more than I want to admit being old enough for!) and I'm glad we stuck it out. He's my best friend as well as my husband and we are great together. he believes the same thing and lets me know all the time.

    I have some advice for any couple facing marriage...don't give up!
    And if one person loses touch the other one has to work twice as hard to bring them back. Laugh at life and don't take it too seriously. Nurture your intimacy and never think that the grass will be greener on the other's not and when you get there you will still have to deal with ex-spouses, step children, alimony and child support.
  13. by   dianah
    Met at a Bible Conference, wrote for a year, dated for another two years and then got married two weeks after I graduated from Nursing program. Have now been married almost 29 yr. He, too, knew I was the one he wanted to marry, pretty much from the get-go; I needed time, though, to get used to the idea!
    I must say, I've found through the years(and didn't realize this before) that relationships are ever-changing, evolving and (hopefully) growing.
  14. by   TweetiePieRN
    My hubby and I got engaged after dating for 4 months. Engagement lasted for about 20 months. Married now for 3 years. We have been together a total of 5 yrs. I love him to pieces!!