What Are The Pros And Cons Of Early Marriage

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Marital Dilemma Research shows that 41% of first time, 60% of second time, and 73% of all third time marriages will all end the same way, split and separated (WF Lawyers 1). Obviously there are many obstacles that could lead to divorce such as location, religion, and even political association. Regardless, it is my firm belief that one leading cause of divorce, which is commonly overlooked, is early marriage. Young couples should not marry at an extremely young age, because of the lack of maturity, lack of life skills, and lack of financial stability. To support this claim I will be citing facts and statistics concerning early marriages, revealing complications bestowed upon couples as a result, and discussing possible solutions that may satisfy…show more content…
To accurately assess the pros and cons of early marriage in today’s society the reader must first have a depict understanding of what marriage is and how it has progressed and evolved throughout time. Furthermore the reader must also understand what I mean when I say early marriage. First off, I’m specifically referring to someone around 20 years or younger. To me that would qualify as an extremely early age. This is not to say that marrying sometime in your early 20’s should be considered a bad thing. But it is my firm belief that marriage is a sacred bond therefore people need to be cautious when dealing in this topic. Marriage is defined as the act of entering into wedlock or being in the state or condition of being a husband or wife (Harper). More specifically it is the union of a man and women for life by a formal declaration which joins the two in wedlock (Harper). By definition, marriage is technically a legal bond between two individuals which shouldn’t be broken or tainted by man. Yet this hasn’t always been the case. In fact according to a book written by Shezad Noorani, who studied the inequality of married teens in foreign countries, there are many places…show more content…
Obviously there wouldn’t be a legal minimum age for marriage in the U.S. unless it wasn’t a problem at some point in time, although you can marry younger with parental consent in most states (Singh 9). Even China began to enforce a minimum which was 20 years old in 1980 (9). Regardless, there are still many pros to early marriage, if there weren’t then the minimum here would be much higher. With all the evidence shifting from one side to the other, there doesn’t appear to be a perfect answer either way you go. Maybe that’s because this topic overall is circumstantial in nature. Not everyone goes through the same life day in and day out. People live in different worlds and by different circumstances. In Mckay’s article “The Surprising Benefits of Marrying Young,” Mckay clearly addresses the issue. “Research shows that couples who get married before age 25 are twice as likely to get divorced” (Mckay 2). He clearly states a problem yet writes an article explaining why that problem isn’t always an issue. The truth is, is that even though most statistics concerning early marriage are factual sometimes early marriage is necessary. Below 20 in my opinion just doesn’t seem appealing but after reviewing the evidence it doesn’t seem like above 27 would be a great age either. Truthfully there must be common ground where both sides can stand. For those who wish to excel at college, make connections, and build a solid foundation for a
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