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Married at 18, again at 34

Posted By: Lee on 2005-08-16
In Reply to: how old were you when you got married? sm - curious Georgia

I was married (pregnant) at 18, had two kids and divorced at 30.  Then I remarried at 34, having learned a lot about what I wanted and didn't want in a mate, and two more kids and almost 19 years later we're still going very, very strong, still making goals and achieving them.  Been working at home as an MT since our 14 year old daughter was born, and that's been absolutely crucial, as we're all homebodies. 

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how old were you when you got married? sm
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Married at 24.
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18 here. Graduated and then married
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18 and still married 27 years later. nm

24 - married 8 years on 08-09
24, married 26 years now.
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why are they getting married this year (sm)

and having their "fairy tale wedding" next year?  Why not just wait and do the whole marriage thing next year, but have an engagement party this year? 

I know it's probably personal but hey, you brought it up!

After being married for almost 19 years....its even better!

My husband and I have been  married for almost 19 years and our sex is better now than it ever has been and there is no downloaded porn involved.  4 times a week after being married for almost 19 years is a good thing.  But for the others remember its not the quantity but the quality that should count. 

What makes you think that your love life has to fizzle just because you are married so long?????

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33, married with 3 kids...
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Why I'm still married - a Thanksgiving story

Not much to many maybe, but my husband still surprises me sometimes.

He works 3rd shift as a dock supervisor at a local shipping company that's only about a mile from our house. He doesn't like to think of himself as "supervisor" because he's always been a team player.

Because they load trucks to ship out the next morning, he had the night before Thanksgiving off, but had to go in at 8:00 p.m. on Thanksgiving night. "Lunch Break" is right around midnight and he found out that one of the younger single guys hadn't had Thanksgiving dinner because he had to stick around to go to work instead of going to visit family.

So I hear a bit of commotion in my kitchen around 1:00 a.m. and find that  my husband had brought the guy to the house and had warmed up Thanksgiving Dinner for their lunch break.

Now isn't that just too sweet?

Of course they left me the dishes, but oh well.