WITH so much that goes into planning a wedding these days; selecting the perfect dress, choosing a carefully coordinated menu of classic dishes culminating with a show-stopping wedding cake, and finding just the right venue, navigating through the legal requirements might be low on your to-do list.
Is it controversial that we ask, “What is the marriageable age or do we just go with the law of the country?” I remember I was discussing with a friend who just clocked twenty-five about her age being a marriageable age and she objected to it, saying she still has a long way to go.
Although societal pressure has contributed to early marriage, a family therapist advises this, “getting married when you’re too young could result in divorce and waiting too long could be just as problematic.”
Although early marriages could result in early pregnancies which could have impacts on the nutritional levels of the mothers and their children and their overall mental well-being, several people are of the opinion to settle down early so as to get done with childbearing early.
On the other hand, there is a certain maturity level that a person attains where they will likely succeed in marriage and it usually happens after age 25. The root of early marriage hasn’t been cut off from the root which could involve the passing of a bill on the Act of child’s rights.
Marriageable age could be attained at 18 according to the law, but there are certain thoughts that an early marriage could result in divorce and the success of a marriage depends on the level of tolerance and maturity of both parties.
In other words, age 27-30 is the realistic marriageable age. At this range, people’s professional careers are coming into play and finances could be, to an extent, worked out. It is also the age where love becomes the reality of one’s idea and people are real about themselves and their expectations.
For almost everyone, regardless of age, race, religion, tradition, and sexual history, the late 20s appears to be the best time to marry. It is also important to understand that not all early marriages result in early breaks. It is just best to see from the angle that certain things should be in place before marriage. Be sure to be emotionally prepared, financially stable, spiritually fortified, and physically able.