Early Marriage in The Chat Board Posted September 9 On 8/17/2021 at 10:11 AM, Carrie12345 said: But, yes, healthy examples go a long way! For me, that was why I waited. I saw an example of an excellent marriage and an example of a miserable marriage. In the excellent marriage, I remember seeing them holding hands while sitting on lawn chairs when they were pretty old (to my young eyes). With the miserable marriage, I saw that it wasn't good. Later I learned that he beat her. At least until my grandfather threw him (they were BIL's) down the stairs and said he'd kill him if he did it again. We aren't a Jerry Springer family, but maybe more wife beaters need to be tossed down the stairs. Anyway, I'd seen both extremes of marriage and I knew I wanted the good kind, so I waited until I met the right person. We have the good kind. I hope my daughter has the good kind. I wouldn't mind if she found it earlier than I did. We got married at 39 and had DD at 40. If DD waits that long, I'll be 80 when I have my first grandchild.