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if your 16 year old told you they wanted to marry....

Posted by on Feb. 14, 2013 at 10:50 AM
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Their SO they had been with for a year what would your reaction be? The plan would be to get married after college but they wanted to get engaged now and the ring was already purchased.



If you don't allow your kids to date then this isn't really for you.



Please note this is not happening to my kid. Dh and I got engaged when he was 16 and I was 18.(18 years ago) Our parents didn't flip out...honestly they didn't make a big deal about it. We got married 4 years later.

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kngarber
by Katie on Feb. 14, 2013 at 10:51 AM
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If the plan was just to be engaged until after college I'd be fine with it.
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Anonymous
by Anonymous 1 on Feb. 14, 2013 at 10:51 AM
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I'd say tough titties you're only 16. Wait 2 years.
leakymommy
by on Feb. 14, 2013 at 10:54 AM
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I would let them. They cant get married until 18, unless parents agree. Doesnt hurt to have your kid in a monogamous relationship. I'd rather that than a kid who has a new bf/gf every week.
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Anonymous
by Anonymous 2 on Feb. 14, 2013 at 10:54 AM
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If the plan was to wait until after college I wouldnt make a big deal about it. Id let time take its course. My high school sweetheart and I got engaged at 17. I told everyone it was a promise ring though. We didnt make it through 2 months of me being at college.


ebbierowe
by Gold Member on Feb. 14, 2013 at 10:55 AM
They wouldn't get married at 16...just engaged...

Quoting Anonymous:

I'd say tough titties you're only 16. Wait 2 years.
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Autumn19
by Gold Member on Feb. 14, 2013 at 10:55 AM

Not there yet but i started dating dh at 15 

EvilAsh
by on Feb. 14, 2013 at 10:55 AM

I woudln't care I don't think. I would care if they wanted to elope. As long as high school is finished and they have goals and plans for their future, I'd be okay.

amy31308
by Ashlee on Feb. 14, 2013 at 10:55 AM
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I'd laugh.

And then tell her that I used to laugh at girls in high school who got engaged and none of them lasted.

Then I'd say quit rushing life and hang out with your friends and have fun
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LilyofPhilly
by Platinum Member on Feb. 14, 2013 at 10:56 AM
I wouldn't flip out. Id sit my child down and help him figure out a realistic plan. I'd discuss budgets with him talk about living arrangements, etc.
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ebbierowe
by Gold Member on Feb. 14, 2013 at 10:56 AM
So you didn't marry him?

Quoting Anonymous:

If the plan was to wait until after college I wouldnt make a big deal about it. Id let time take its course. My high school sweetheart and I got engaged at 17. I told everyone it was a promise ring though. We didnt make it through 2 months of me being at college.


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