There's a long-standing idea about people who choose to marry at a young age, namely, that it's a terrible mistake that will cause lasting damage to both parties and end in divorce. Despite that, many people still choose to follow their hearts and marry in their late teens or early 20s, often citing a kind of inexplicable gnosis that those around them don't always understand. As with all marriages, sometimes it works and other times it doesn't, but young marriages always seem to suffer from more outside skepticism than even, say, second or third (or fourth or fifth) marriages, even though young couples probably need more outside emotional support than anyone else.
These confessions all come from people who've married young via the Whisper app. While most have no regrets — or at least none that they confess — some still have lingering anxieties about the things that they might be missing out on.
Whether "young" or "old," every marriage is a commitment. Here's a look at some of the inner lives of those who've made that commitment early in their lives. We hope it will help you honor your commitments, both big and small.
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