I got married at 21 to the man I knew since I was 5 years old. We dated other people in high school and college and found our way back together. We’ll be married 29 years in October.
Was it easy, NO. Was it fun, YES. We look back on those times as some of the best. We struggled to pay off student loans and other bills, find careers and jobs that fit, started saving for future, and had a great time building our lives together.
The caveat in our marriage is that we didn’t have a child until we were married 10 years. We had ten years to travel, play, work, and grow before welcoming a child into our lives. I think that made us better spouses and better parents.