My boyfriend has recently left for basic and infantry training. We have talked about getting engaged and married. We are both pretty young yet in the traditionalists’ eyes but we are so in love. We have known each other almost our entire lives and have many married military friends. People are trying to tell us we are too young or should get engaged but wait for a few years.. We are in our very early 20s but I believe age is a number. Does age or anything matter when it comes to the military and what on your thoughts for two people who are ready for this kind of commitment? Thank you SO much..
I agree with you that age is just a number. I have known people twice your age who are not mature enough to handle marriage, much less a marriage in the Army. It will be more difficult as the Army throws many challenges your way. But I believe only the two of you will know when you are ready. Just don’t enter into it blindly. It is not a walk in the park and at some point, that honeymoon phase ends (or at least sizzles out a little! 🙂 ). Maintaining a good marriage is work. If you feel you are ready, then go for it.