"What Do You Think?"
I was born in the early 1950's. 1951 to be exact. I went through school all through the 50's and the 60's. When I was in high school I didn't dream of what I wanted to be when I grew up. I already knew what I was going to be. I didn't dream about college and dormitories. I didn't dream about education and degrees. I didn't dream about working and careers. I was going to be a wife and a mother. End of story. That is what all of us girls who were born in the 1950's did. I don't think I had a single friend from high school who went on to college as soon as school was out. In fact, most of us already knew exactly when we were going to get married. We already were either engaged or getting ready to become engaged. We already were planning out weddings. I did attend a 'business college' for a few months, just to occupy my time until that diamond ring was placed on my finger.
Now the average age of new brides is 27 years old. Heck by that time I already had two babies, a tubal ligation, and a divorce. But many of the girls that I graduated from high with are still married to those same 'boys' they walked the halls with, holding hands. In fact, other than myself, I don't know any of them that aren't still married to the same guy. I just chose poorly!!
So tell me what do you think? Are girls of 18 today ready to be wives. Or is it by far wiser to wait. Why is it different now than it was back then. What made me, as an 18 year old, more ready for marriage than an 18 year old of this generation? How old were you when you got married? Inquiring minds want to know.