In our early 20s, most of us have just graduated from college - and are either planning to start working, or are filling in applications for further studies. Marriage is one of the last things on our minds. But research shows that couples who get married in their early 20’s actually do stay very happy! Surprised? Well read on to find out about some of the unexpected perks of getting married in your early 20’s...
1. You learn to spend wisely… And save up too
Most of us aren’t earning too much or as much as we would like in our early 20s. That’s when everybody is just starting out and finding their feet. And so even as a couple, you try your best to spend whatever you earn in the best way possible. Spending wisely is something not too many learn that early on in life!
2. You get to space stuff out over a period of time...
Most of us are so busy just waking up and getting through each day, that we forget to really plan ahead. The result? Some of the most important things and events in one’s life - marriage, career and kids - unfurl almost one after the other. Needless to say, that can be stressful! Getting married in your early 20s could possibly give you that little bit of extra time to plan ahead - and figure your life out together with your partner.
3. You live through most of your firsts together.
And every first is a memory etched into your lives forever. Experiencing all of these things for the first time, together, will only strengthen your relationship further - into a rock solid one.
4. You are open and ready to adapt to each other!
You aren’t as set in your ways in your early 20s as you will be in another few years. You are open and absolutely willing to adapt to your partner and his life. You learn to take the small compromises you both have to make as a couple with a pinch of salt!
5. The early 20s can be a confusing time - and having someone to share this with feels great
More often than not, the habits and the choices we make in our 20s determine who we carry on being later on in life as well. We’re young and full of energy, and may not always do things or make choices that are great for us. It’s great to have somebody, especially then, who is helping us grow and growing with us - ready and eager to intervene when things fail, celebrate when they rock and pick us up when we fall.
6. Your parents start to think of you as more of a grown-up!
We’re not sure if this is a perk - because, well, who doesn’t like being pampered like a little baby by their parents?! Of course your parents think of you as a mature and capable human being regardless of whether or not you get married - but knowing that you have and are taking care of a family of your own now will put even the rest of their worries at ease! They just want to know, no matter how old you are, that you can and will take care of yourself.
7. You’re breaking the norm!
Yes, you are. Marrying early isn’t the norm anymore - which means that if you’re doing it, it’s because you want to do it and not because you think you have to! And when you do something that you yourself really want to do, you give it all you have.