Yesterday my friend-girl and I took the kids to a movie and dinner in lieu of watching the Super Bowl. She doesn’t like football and I didn’t care about the game at all – but congratulations to the Giants and all their fans!
Anyhoo, we got to talking about relationships. We’ve both been married for almost 13 years. We were laughing and talking about how when we first got married and our incomes really sucked (not that they’re so great now) and how our husbands would get jobs, lose jobs, quit jobs and we just rolled with the punches. We had what we had and we were okay with it. Then we started talking in “what ifs” – what if we were dating/newly married now. Would we be as easy going as we were 13, 14, 15 years ago? We decided that when we were young and in love all the other stuff – income, credit scores, cars didn’t matter – we built our lives – such as they are – with our husbands and we came up together. We decided we wouldn’t likely be as easy going now. She decided that I’d probably be less rigid with my “wish list” than would she. Who knows?
Anyhow, I’d like to know what you think. Do you think marrying at a “younger” age (I was 26, Smoochy 27. She and her hubby were 25/27) lends itself to building a life together more so than marrying “later” in life? I’ve been reading a lot about prenups in “regular” folks marriages and protecting assets, etc., etc. Not that we had much to protect, but the matter of protecting/separating my assets and his assets was never even broached.
Just curious. Weigh in por favor!