||[Oct. 22nd, 2006|05:18 pm]
The Question Club
So my boyfriend of two-and-a-half years and I are talking about getting engaged. It probably will happen in the next few months. I am thrilled about this. I only have one problem:|
My parents are going to be very upset. Not because they don't like my boyfriend, but because I'm too young. Now, I realize that I am on the younger side of marrying age, but I would rather get married and have my kids in early, and so would the boyfriend. They were 27 and 31 when they got married.
Every single day my mother makes comments about how young people today are "throwing their lives away" by getting married young (she said this about my best friend's brother, who was 24 and had been dating the girl for 5 years when he got married).
Ultimately, I know that it doesn't matter what my parents think, because its my life and blah blah... they're not going to disown me or anything. But I'm rather close to my parents, and I'd be very upset if they tried to talk me out of it or were visibly disappointed and upset. Ugh, how annoying that would be!
What would you tell your parents, if you were me, to help them understand and not be so... unhappy for me? Because that's all they're going to be, honestly.
Edit: I am 20 and he is 24.