Getting Married in College: The Pros and Cons

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Marriage is a very important step in life and it’s definitely something that most people would never take lightly.

There are thousands of people who meet up while they are in college and they start a romantic relationship, but this is usually something that ends during the college years and never gets too serious.

With that said, there is a small percentage of people who take their relationship to a very serious level and they decide that they want to get married while they are in college.

In this article, we are going to give you all the pros and cons of getting marries with you are still in college.

The pros

Love and compatibility make for lasting marriages

If you are truly in love and you are a good match, it’s very likely that you will have a happy marriage.

You need to dig deep and be honest with each other about this.

You also need to understand that infatuation and love are completely different things, so make sure that you both love each other with flaws and virtues.

You will enjoy financial support

Most colleges will give financial support to married students that are both attending college.

This is definitely a good and positive thing about this, but it should never be a reason to get married, just a good consequence of the decision.

You will be there for each other from an early stage

One of the best things about getting married in college is that both of you are going to be able to experience great things together that most people miss out on experiencing as a married couple.

You will never feel lonely

While being n college is not exactly a lonely situation, it can feel pretty lonely at times during holidays if you don’t travel back home.

When you are married you always have that person around during those special moments and you never feel lonely.

You will give more thought to the future

The future is something that most college students don’t take too seriously during their college years, but a married college couple is going to look at the future with a more proactive approach and this is going to help them have a better start when they graduate and they have to go out into the real world.

The cons

The college experience will be very different

If you decide to get married, you will have a college experience that is going to be completely different because you are not going to be able to meet new people in a way that allows you the freedom of hanging out with people of the opposite sex in situations that might make your partner uncomfortable.

Many college students make the mistake of getting married without being 100% sure and they end up feeling like they missed out on the college experience.

Marriage means extra responsibilities

An important part of being married is to be able to provide emotional support to your partner.

You also need to be able to communicate your needs to each other and handling a relationship at this level of involvement can be a huge distraction from your studies.

This means you won’t have as much free time as you have to juggle married life with your college experience.

Your parents are likely to disapprove

You will have to waste a lot of time trying to convince your parents and your partner’s parents about this being a great idea.

This is going to create an extra layer of stress in your life and you could avoid it by simply waiting until you are out of college to get married.

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