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Hygiene Mama
07-16-2007, 12:42 AM
My dh and I just celebrated 10 years in April! I was 19 when we got married!

Knitting_Guy
07-16-2007, 01:03 AM
I had a wife once but she went back to her husband.

jeanius80
07-16-2007, 01:08 AM
we will be celebrating our 5th on July 20th! :cheering:

SabrinaJL
07-16-2007, 01:18 AM
My husband and I have been married for 12 years (been together for 14 1/2). I was 15 when we started dating and 18 when we got married. :D

Carrie218
07-16-2007, 01:22 AM
I had a wife once but she went back to her husband.

Me too.

I husband too - but he went back to his boyfriend.

IBAmyB
07-16-2007, 01:25 AM
Been married to DH for just over 7 years, been together for almost 10. (We met in college when we were 19, married at 22 & 21)

Krystal
07-16-2007, 01:38 AM
Been with my FH just over a year and a half. (will be 2 years on November 24th) and we are getting married on October 6th this year. We are both 23.

Seeing how young some of you were is really reassuring in a sense. Everyone keeps telling me "Never get married in your 20's" I just wanna flip em off.

My grandparent's got married really young too, and they were happy and in love till the day my grandpa died. Even after that Grandma never dated or took a fancy to anyone else.

saracidaltendencies
07-16-2007, 01:57 AM
My hubby and I met almost 10 years ago, we began dating on Oct. 27 of '99 and got married on Oct. 25, 2002. I was 25 and he was 27. For both of us, it was our second marriage. Our 5 year anniversary is 3 months away!

winterblues
07-16-2007, 03:30 AM
Married 10 years in May this year. :inlove:

leedsfan
07-16-2007, 04:03 AM
We celebrated 22 years on 29th June,i was 18 when i got married, hubby was 24.

KnittingNat
07-16-2007, 04:07 AM
Me and DH will be celebrating 1st anniversary on Sept. 14th this year. We started dating on November 14th 2004 and he moved in with me the same day. We got married when i was 25 and he was 27.

Jax3303
07-16-2007, 06:36 AM
DH and I just celebrated our 8th wedding anniversary back on May 14th, and next month, we will have been together for 9 years. We got married when I was 17 and DH was 20.

miles
07-16-2007, 06:49 AM
my life partner and I have been together for 9 years this coming up October..we still dig each other, it's the longest relationship either of us have ever been in..so that's pretty cool....:)

Ronda
07-16-2007, 06:50 AM
20 years this September :passedout:

willowangel
07-16-2007, 07:27 AM
I'm in with the seconding on how I'm glad to see how many people got married 'young' and it's working out - I'm 26 and getting married sometime in the next 2 years, I think that 28's a really good time to be starting a family, and it's encouraging to see other people who it's worked out for :-)

You hear so many terrible stories these days, I always think it's lovely to hear about the ones that work out ;-)

Here's to love!
Fi xxx

figaro
07-16-2007, 07:47 AM
We will be married 7 years this year and been together I think 8 or 9. I was in my early 30's he had just turned 30 when we married. I could not imagine getting married in my 20's, I was just not ready for that big of a commitment, heck I was never one to imagine me getting married in the first place! One of my best friends from high school got married right out of high school and contrary to people getting married so young, they are still married and had their 6th baby!!:shock:

mimi
07-16-2007, 08:01 AM
38 years. Best decision I ever made.

marykz
07-16-2007, 08:37 AM
12 years this october. I was 25, he was 35.

Chrissie
07-16-2007, 08:47 AM
We are coming up on our 2nd wedding anniversary in August, but we've been together for 4 years. We married when I was 28 and DH was 29.

auburnchick
07-16-2007, 08:48 AM
18 years in September. I was 19.

Lisa1216
07-16-2007, 08:52 AM
DH and I just celebrated 22 years also on this past Friday the 13th! We met when I was 18,he was 19 and married at 21. In November we will be together for 25 years. :happydancing:

iza
07-16-2007, 08:52 AM
I met my boyfriend (or life partner) 3 years ago, and we've been living together for 2 years now. For both of us, this is our second "serious" relationship.

And it's going so well! :heart:

vaknitter
07-16-2007, 10:13 AM
Congrats to everyone on their long marriages. To those that are getting married in their 20's I sometime think you have a better chance of staying married that those gettting married in their 30's as then we are kind of set in out ways and somewhat resistant to change ;)

My parents were high school sweethearts, never dated anyone other than each other and they have been married 36yrs. They got married while my father was enlisted in the Navy and in college and my mother was completing her Master's. They got engaged on Thanksgiving break while they were both home, married over winter break and she moved across the country with him. No money, no big paychecks, just each other.

My DH and I married at 30 and we will be celebrating our 1st anniversary this August !!

Jan in CA
07-16-2007, 10:20 AM
Been with my FH

FH? Is that a typo or some acronym I'm not familiar with? :??

We've been married 33 yrs next September.

Silver
07-16-2007, 10:22 AM
Congratulations on 10 years Sandy, and Congrats to all the happy couples ... and happy divorcees. ;)

I've been with my high school sweetheart for 17 years, married for 15 of em. I too got married when I was 19, he was 20 and we had a 7 month old by then.

I love telling people that the statistics about young couples aren't always true. We got started early and have had a long, strong relationship all this time. We're still the SAME crazy-in-love couple we were in high school, just with a couple teenagers, a few cars and a mortgage. :heart:

PaperGirl
07-16-2007, 11:15 AM
DH and I met in December of 1997...married in December of 1999...and this year is 10 years of rollercoaster up and down from bliss to fury back to bliss again.

And I like it that way. :roflhard:

Its getting so werid now....Ill be knitting thinking something about something right that minute, and I kid you not, he opens his mouth and says the SAME THING IM THINKING at that EXACT moment.

Kinda funny...yet disturbing. Ive told him to quit talking when we watch movies, cause he always pops off with the same comments Im thinking. :roflhard::roflhard:

SabrinaJL
07-16-2007, 11:28 AM
I love telling people that the statistics about young couples aren't always true.I agree. Not only were we young when we got married, but we already had a child together (I had her when I was 16) and he was in the navy so there were a lot of people trying to talk us out of it and saying it wouldn't work. :yadda: Whatever.

No, the odds were definitely not in our favor, but it really ticked me off that people automatically assumed we would fail. Not cool. Now when I see those people I feel very smug. :teehee:

jodstr2
07-16-2007, 12:24 PM
dated off and on since January 1998, became "official" in November 1999, moved in together in July 2001, married November 2002.

nonny2t
07-16-2007, 12:27 PM
Well, only Mimi has been married longer than I so far. We are going to have our 35th anniversary this November. I tell everyone I got married when I was -10! :lol:

He is the most extraordinary man to put up with me and love me the way he does. He takes me at face value and tells me he loves me every day. The most touching thing he does everyday is when he comes to bed he gives me a kiss. He could be furious at me, but I get that kiss every night. It sometimes is on my head, my shoulder, whatever he can touch in the dark, but I have never not gotten a good night kiss except when he was in the Navy and was out to sea. He would then give me little X's for everyday he was gone in the letters he sent! I can honestly say he is my very very best friend and I wouldn't want to live without him.

As for you, Mason: You are a seriously bad, bad man....:lol: :lol:

Knitting_Guy
07-16-2007, 01:08 PM
As for you, Mason: You are a seriously bad, bad man....:lol: :lol:I try :thumbsup:

cheesiesmom
07-16-2007, 01:20 PM
19 must be a popular age for women to get married. I was 19 when my DH and I got married, 41 years ago.

debinoz
07-16-2007, 01:53 PM
I was married the first time at 16, he was 19. Had a baby at 17, divorced at 18.

The second time around, I was 28, DH was 33. We will be celebrating our 17th next month.

ADAllen
07-16-2007, 02:04 PM
My hubby and I have been together for almost 6 years, but we are just coming up on our 1 year anniversary. (We were both really reluctant to get married too young)

Silver
07-16-2007, 03:45 PM
I agree. Not only were we young when we got married, but we already had a child together (I had her when I was 16) and he was in the navy so there were a lot of people trying to talk us out of it and saying it wouldn't work. :yadda: Whatever.

No, the odds were definitely not in our favor, but it really ticked me off that people automatically assumed we would fail. Not cool. Now when I see those people I feel very smug. :teehee:
ME TOO!! A year or so into our marriage we found out that not only some of our best friends, but family members too, were swearing that we wouldn't last!!!

Since then, we've seen 6 other couples marry and divorce... all of them friends or family, some of the same ones who said DH and I wouldn't make it. One in particular, the biggest nay-sayer is currently on a REALLY rocky road only 2 years into his marriage. I don't like to feel this way, but I really can't help but feel a little smug too. :teehee:

Now people just ask us how we do it. I don't know.. I think some people are just made for each other. DH and I are "like peas n carrots". :heart: And I had good role models. My parents are still married after 37 years.

threesmom
07-16-2007, 04:08 PM
I got married right before I turned 27, and I can't imagine doing it any sooner - at that I sometimes felt too young! We married about a year after we met, and it's been almost 6 awesome years! He's got quirks, but I think and thank for how lucky I am every day.

PaperGirl
07-16-2007, 04:10 PM
Coulsnt agree with you more, SIlver!

I split with my 1st hubby in like August of 1997. Met 2nd in Dec of 1997...and quit dating. Everyone told me I was going too fast, blah blah...I had my daughter to think about...

But really...when the cute guy who works at the newspaper calls you and asks you for a date, and you tell him you cant, cause you dont have a babysitter...OFFERS TO TAKE YOU BOTH TO McDs....how can you NOT like him from the get go? :heart:

We started dating, and for 2 years it was awesome...and to this very day...Im so sad that he and I didnt meet each other first.

We actually lived down the street from each other in the late 80s. :roflhard:

Eloewien
07-16-2007, 06:51 PM
Met him in fall of 2000 when I was 19... engaged in spring 2001... married in 2004- so this fall we will have been together for seven years, and we have been married for three years. So far- we're still wonderfully happy!

jjminarcik
07-16-2007, 06:57 PM
Me and DH will be celebrating 1st anniversary on Sept. 14th this year. We started dating on November 14th 2004 and he moved in with me the same day. We got married when i was 25 and he was 27.

It will be 5 yrs for me & DH on Sept. 14!!! We'll all be celebrating together! :clink:

We met when we were 21, the summer before our senior year of college. Got engaged 4 months later, got married 9 months later. All our friends and family told us we were nuts. We were the first ones of all our friends to get married. But after all this time, we're probably happier than all of them combined!

LibraryLady
07-16-2007, 07:08 PM
Umm... :aww: Looks like I have the newest relationship so far. :aww:

We met on another board online (NOT a dating site!) last summer, had our first Yahoo chat New Year's weekend and he moved out here from the East Coast the beginning of May. It's looking pretty serious/permanent. :inlove: :drool: :thumbsup:

So I guess 7 1/2 months? :shrug:

LL

newamy
07-16-2007, 07:31 PM
I have been married almost 15 years. Our anniversery is in September. I was 24 and he was 26 when we got married.

Krystal
07-16-2007, 07:35 PM
FH? Is that a typo or some acronym I'm not familiar with? :??

We've been married 33 yrs next September.
FH means Future Husband. I can't wait to start using DH in October!

I forgot to mention too, we moved in together on the second date. He just... never went back home... and then by January everything he owned had slowly come to be in my house. haha.

KnitClickChick
07-16-2007, 07:40 PM
In September I will have been with my boyfriend for 11 years. I met him right after highschool. Love at first sight!!! :inlove: I was in the process of trying to get out of a very bad/abusive relationship and wasn't looking for a new relationship. I didn't want to go to college, and my mom told me I had to get a job. She wasn't about to let me just sit around the house and mooch. So, I got a job at the local ice cream store. I worked in the evenings, but one day the person who worked during the day quit so I took over the day shift. One day, in walked this hot guy. :heart: Long story short, we moved in together shortly thereafter and have been together ever since. We have been through some tough stuff, but have managed to stick together through it all. He did ask me to marry him about 8 years ago, but we just never got around to actually doing it. I don't care, we are together and it works, and that is all that matters to us. Whenever we go out, people always think we are married, and they always have. I guess we have a married look to us, or something. I always correct them, but he likes to play it up. He knows it embarrasses me :rollseyes:

angel4ever
07-16-2007, 10:01 PM
In September my husband and I will have been married eight years. WOW! Almost eight years. I can't believe it. :flirt:

misha rf
07-16-2007, 10:13 PM
The Husband & I started dating just over 3 years ago. He was late for our first date, and he was afraid I wouldn't go out with him again.

We'll celebrate our 2nd anniversary in mid-August.

tootie44
07-16-2007, 10:16 PM
We have been married for just over 13 years, but we have been together for almost 20!

Sewing Angel
07-16-2007, 10:37 PM
24 years, its hard to believe! I was 22 and he was 25. We met in December ( mutual friend introduced us ) and we got married in March. My family thought I was either pregnant or crazy! ( not pregnant by the way) Any way we're still hanging in there.
Angel

beckyrhae
07-16-2007, 10:47 PM
The DH and I were married 4 years on June 6th this year. I thought it would have been funny to hold off and actually get married that day, but he wasnt too fond of having 6/06/06 as our anniversary. :rofling:
We were both married before and thank goodness they didnt work out!

hunterjenn
07-17-2007, 12:26 AM
6 years in two weeks! :blooby: I was 24, and he was 23! :teehee:

Jan in CA
07-17-2007, 12:59 AM
I guess I forgot to say how old I was... I've been married almost 33 yrs and when we got married I was 21 and he was 27. ;-)

FH means Future Husband. I can't wait to start using DH in October!
:doh:I should have guessed that. :teehee:

Ellen Edwards
07-17-2007, 02:42 AM
We've been married 41 years this past June 30th!:inlove: I was 16 and he was 19 when we were married and we haven't been apart since!:heart:

wiredqs
07-17-2007, 03:12 AM
35 years, we were both 22...by this time the naysayers are all dead, demented or divorced.

gingerbread
07-17-2007, 07:12 AM
Wow it is going to be 40 years this coming August. I had the same it won't last. I was 19 he was 20 and so they thought we were to young to marry. I guess we proved them wrong :roflhard::roflhard::roflhard::roflhard::roflhard:

blueeyes28
07-17-2007, 08:23 AM
My anniversary is next month it will be 4 years and time has really flown by!!I always tell people when they ask how I knew my husband was the one that he is the male version of my very best female friend most every quality she has that I love he has the same, not to say we don't ever fight because we do but I think we are both pretty good at saying "I'm sorry" and that is key.

msoebel
07-17-2007, 09:25 AM
Dh and I will be celebrating our 9th wedding anniversary next week. :shock: We have been together for 10 years on September 5th.

We were 19 when we started dating, and just 20 when we got married. And we're still nuts about each other. :heart:

We too heard a lot of "Well, they're so young, it can't possibly last." Especially from my ex boyfriend and his ex girlfriend...who ended up getting married to each other one year later!:rofling:

Misty

SusanAnn
07-17-2007, 09:58 AM
We've been married twenty four years, I was 21 when we got married, he was 22..............I think my mother has just about stopped introducing me to potential " better" husbands:??

Sharly
07-17-2007, 04:20 PM
Sweet Topic :) I've seen two others mention September 14th anniversaries - that's a great date! We will be married 23 years this coming September 14th! I was 23 and lived at home until our wedding night (I'm an old-fashioned girl). He was 24 and had a home of his own. We have now been through so much together, we wouldn't know how to function without each other. :heart:

Dangles
07-17-2007, 04:39 PM
Lets see ... our first date, engagement date and wedding date was all the same date. we've known each other nine years and will be married for four this August.

DH kidnapped me to DisneyWorld and proposed to me at the Epcot :D

humblestumble
07-17-2007, 04:58 PM
I've been with my boyfriend now for about 3 1/2 years almost.

Rorshach
07-17-2007, 06:13 PM
My wife and I are celebrating our 5th anniversary in 2 weeks, but we've been together for 7 years. I think that's the longest I've ever owned a pet.:roflhard:

annomalley
07-17-2007, 06:58 PM
I met my DH nine years ago, we've been together for 8, and married for just over 5 years. My wedding anniversary is April 12, which is the day the Civil War started, ironically. :D

Quiltlady
07-17-2007, 07:41 PM
MY dh and I have been very happily married for 30 yrs. We met on a blind date set up by mutual Christian friends. We were engaged two months later and married four months after that. I tell my dh often :inlove:that he is my "greatest earthly blessing" and the
"love of my life.":inlove: Thank God the feeling is mutual.:heart:

hunterjenn
07-17-2007, 11:37 PM
Lets see ... our first date, engagement date and wedding date was all the same date.

:roflhard: For a minute, I thought you meant all the same DAY!

Dangles
07-18-2007, 02:48 AM
:roflhard: For a minute, I thought you meant all the same DAY!

:teehee:

brownishcoat
07-18-2007, 09:20 AM
I'll be celebrating my 6th "Not Anniversary" in November. :teehee:

PalmettoGirl
07-18-2007, 09:36 AM
DH and I have been married 12 years, been together 14 years. I was 18 and he was 26 when we married. :heart:

geekgolightly
07-18-2007, 09:43 AM
Umm... :aww: Looks like I have the newest relationship so far. :aww:

We met on another board online (NOT a dating site!) last summer, had our first Yahoo chat New Year's weekend and he moved out here from the East Coast the beginning of May. It's looking pretty serious/permanent. :inlove: :drool: :thumbsup:

So I guess 7 1/2 months? :shrug:

LL

I met my husband at a musician's fan board in 2000. We were friends with an intense spark, and in April 2002 he came to visit me. By May 2002 he moved 1000 miles to live with me.

We resisted marriage bc it was our relationship, not the governments. (oh! what rebels, right? :rofling:) But we did it anyways, in Aug 2004. Totally private. The only witness was our son, who was 8 months old.

He was 26 and I was 32 when we met. It's been almost three years of marriage and over five of being permanently attached to each other. :heart:

dustinac
07-18-2007, 10:33 AM
We just celebrated our 7th wedding Anniversary... been together a total of 11 years... started dating when he was 17 and I was 16...got married when I was 20 and he was 21...:rofling:

ctmax
07-18-2007, 11:22 AM
This October it will be 9 years for us. Together for 11. I was 21 he was 24 and by our first anniversary we had a 1 week old baby. We now have 2 more children and are planning a huge trip for our tenth next year. :cheering:

Jeremy
07-18-2007, 11:49 AM
We've been married 29 years. I was 22, she was 24.:heart:

letah75
07-18-2007, 05:09 PM
Well, I have an old/new relationship.

BF and I have been together (BF/GF) since May 21st...not quite two months...but we've known each other since I was 9 and he was 10 (22 years). We were each other's first...uh...real....kiss.

We've always kept in touch, talked at least once a month, but usually about once a week since we were 9/10 years old. Through out of stat moves, boyfriends, a wife (his not mine :rofling:). Conversations on the phone have always ranged from 3 hours to 5 hours, and I am NOT a phone talker...

Timeing finnally got right, we've both always loved one another, and now we're TOTALLY and completely IN :heart:. We've already talked about getting married within the year, and having babies....:?? two months ago I had no prospects and was convinced I'd die alone. Now I've got an almost fiance (who has already told people we're engaged.....) and a Little jr. who has already asked BF when I can be his "extra mommie cause I love her like an extra mommie, or just a mommie"

My parents are my heros. Married for 46 years next month. Got married when mom was 19 and dad was 21. Dated since my mom was 17 and dad was 19 (so 48 years all together). Mom saw dad, dumped her BF. And according to dad...."She chased me til I caught her."

bah
07-18-2007, 09:24 PM
Next January will be 2 years...our families still don't know we're married ;) We were married when I was 23 (almost 24) and he had just turned 25.

Jen17
07-18-2007, 10:23 PM
June 29th must be a good day! That is my parents anniversary and they just celebrated their 50th! Congrat's to you both and may you get to 50 also!!
Jen