What is the ‘right’ age to get married?
First Published Dec 27, 2020, 12:03 PM IST
Anyone who is in their twenties is frequently asked about their marriage plans. To be honest, these questions arise as soon as the said twenty something gets a job, is barely able to make ends meet, and is living on a diet of instant noodles and something equally unhealthy.
Early 20s in one’s life is filled with mental strife. It is during this phase that confusion abounds in every sphere and people are rarely able to get a handle on their problems. It’s no wonder then that people end up tying the knot when they’ve hit their mid-20s, hoping that they will find stability in some area of their life.
Although the popular belief is that people should wait to make the ultimate commitment, the opposite is equally true. There is some merit to getting married early even if there’s little stability in other areas of life.
You will be more adjusting: If you get married early, you are likely to be more adjusting and adaptable. You will listen to your spouse’s concerns with care and try to deliver. Science says that people in their 30s have personalities that are fixed and not easily flexible.
You will spend enough time as a married couple: Couples who get married in their late 20s don’t really get to explore their married life as responsibilities, pressures of a stressful job and even family planning comes into the picture. On the contrary, getting married early means you will have enough time to just be with each other.
You grow up together: Admittedly, a certain amount of immaturity is to be expected from couples who’ve married young. However, the best part is that the two people can grow up together and learn from each other.
You will drink less: According to a study published in the Journal of Health and Social Behaviour, marriage and engagement induce a certain amount of responsibility in people and they tend to drink less as a result.
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