I met my husband in Fall of 2000 in Physics class at college, we were both 19. By the spring, we were engaged, but we didn't get married until summer of 2004. This was primarily due to the fact that I was still in school and mom swore that as soon as I was married, she would quit helping me cover college expenses. Unfortunately, she had previously promised to help me until I finished, and due to this, I still don't have a degree three years later.
Mom has never entirely approved of DH and still seems to think it won't last. I'm 26 now and I think we're even closer and happier than when we met. We've been through so much together already, and I can't see us ever giving up on each other.
Unfortunately, here in the US, if you want medical insurance for your significant other, you have to get married. As far as we're concerned, the day we got engaged, it was official.
I changed my name because I really didn't like my last name, and I didn't feel like dealing with a double last name. His is easier to spell, so people don't mess it up!
Anyway- people thought we wouldn't last, and seven years later, I love him more than ever!
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