When asked why he enjoys writing teen fiction books, author John Green said that you never feel or love as fiercely as you do when you are in your teenage years. Don't get me wrong — I know it can work. Afraid of striking out on your own all, alone? Here are the surprising statistics about high school sweethearts. Once you reach a certain level of comfort with a significant other, the relationship is just more enjoyable. If you enjoyed this article, head on over to like our new Facebook Page, , an all-inclusive space to discuss marriage, divorce, sex, dating, and friendship.
So being where we are now can feel very powerful and validating indeed. Sure, they are awesome as heck, but there aren't that many of them. I knew my in-laws like my own family before we got married, and vice versa. Because in high school, car rides were the best way to get away from your parents and have alone time with each other and you still cherish that. But they never knew they could just leave so they did what people who make promises, take vows and believe in commitment do; they made it work and kept changing the tires so to speak until all ran smooth.
You did some growing up together The fact that your both from the same generation relatively is so much fun. If this happens in high school, great. There is a strong correlation between educational level and odds of divorce. These years give you time to sort our the difficult stuff and really learn about one another and grow together. You already had to do all that when you went to college and when you entered the real world. It boils down to two things—fear and comfort. You appreciate how special your relationship is after being away from each other in college.
We both had people to see and stories to tell. For people who marry for the first time after finishing college, the odds of staying married are now over 80%. Of course, you have to remember that the 25 percent who said that they would go back to their high school sweethearts have no clue how their first love has changed over the years—and how they have changed. Remember, marriage takes work no matter when, where, or how you met your mate, but choosing the right partner is half the battle! Usually, the parents win out and the children go to college, get successful jobs, branch out from their original home towns and become independent, successful people who end up marrying someone else. Your parents are extremely close and it's totally normal to receive a selfie of them out to dinner with each other. I am so thankful he saw me for me. That one that got away? He's won you, his job is done.
Your social circle is really small For most couples their social circle is made up of his friends, her friends, and their friends. And if he leaves me? You've Seen Each Other at Your Worst When I first met Evan I had Zero curves, I though T-shirts and jeans were fashionable, and I had the maturity of a a typical 17 year old girl. Meeting Evan at 17 was difficult because we were so young, but I love this part of us. We would have definitely gotten a divorce post-haste. I know what I'm speaking about; I married my high school sweetheart, whom I met him when I was only sixteen. This spirit can definitely be carried into the adult relationships of high school sweethearts.
Apparently, at one time this was true. Producing reliable fact-checking and thorough investigative reporting requires significant resources. After a few months of just being friends, we started dating. We made mistakes and we've learned but I wouldn't wish that we met later for an instance. You share the good and bad memories together, and it creates an insane bond between you two.
When your friends talk about the douche they used to date who completely screwed them over, you can't help but to feel blessed about the guy from high school who you're going home to later. It is only normal to want more for their children than what they had for themselves. He's seen you at your awkward stages and still thought you were beautiful. That first love everyone has in high school is one that many dream will last for a lifetime. Don't take this the wrong way.
You barely knew yourself, let alone him, when you met. This stage of your life is also when you go through a lot of changes. It was worth the distance, and you're a much stronger couple for it. But when you've been with the same person since childhood all of your friends are exactly the same people. Truth is I am thankful because less people have taken pieces of my heart and of my self.
This summer, we attended our 10-year high school reunion. I never lived anywhere else or lived on my own. You may need to spend a lot of time apart early on, and that can wreck a relationship. Maybe you're only staying with him because you're afraid of change? And there are so many valid ways to find love and to. Explore all your possibilities that relationships have to offer. In 2014, of all marriages were between high school sweethearts. This means that you may end up having to make career sacrifices in order to keep your spouse happy.