Were your parents married when you were born?

United States
October 25, 2006 12:29pm CST
according to internet studies the number of children born to unmarried parents is steadily rising. were your parents married when you were born? do you have children? were you married when they were born? i have to admit i am one of the statistics... i had my daughter two years before i married my husband :-)...
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• United States
26 Oct 06
My parents were married for 8 years before they had me and my brother. They just celebrated 34 years together. I'm engaged to be married and have a child. My brother has a child as well, but he's not married either.
• United States
26 Oct 06
wow!!! congratulations to your parents!!! and to you also on your engagement :-)
• United States
26 Oct 06
Thank-you! :)
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@justvenkys (1359)
• India
26 Oct 06
Ou country is not that fast man! My parents are married man
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• United States
26 Oct 06
what country are you from?
• United States
26 Oct 06
My parents were married when I was born. My great grandparents were not married when my grandmother was concieved which must have been a rare thing back then.
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• United States
26 Oct 06
i should agree!!! that had to be very rare indeed. do you know how long after her birth until they were married?
@ladyg1 (44)
• United States
26 Oct 06
My parents never married. They were together for 13 years and split up when I was 9.
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• United States
26 Oct 06
my parents were married when i was born but they divorced when i was 2. so i never knew a life with my parents together... kinda backwards, i think
• United States
25 Oct 06
My parents were married when I was born. But I have two sons and am not married. I am still with my youngest sons father but we haven't gotten married yet.
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• United States
30 Oct 06
as you can tell i don't judge anyone's situation :-) do what feels right to you and good luck whatever you choose...
• United States
25 Oct 06
my parents were married before i was born. they celebrated their 1 year anniversary the month after i came into the world. i, however, am not married to my daughters father. she is 7 months old. we live together, and have been together for almost 3 years. we've talked about marriage, but it doesn't seem right for us right now.
• United States
30 Oct 06
as you can see, i am totally fine with whatever... my daughter was the flower girl at my wedding and it was awesome being able to make her part of the ceremony :-)
@sbeauty (5870)
• United States
25 Oct 06
Since I was born in 1951, being born without your parents being married was a very rare, and scandalous, occurence.
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• United States
30 Oct 06
i should imagine that would have been pretty bad... :-)
@erielle (1281)
• United States
25 Oct 06
My parents were married for like 7 years, and they had me. As for us, we still arnt officially married and we have a 7 month old son. We do not really see the importance of being legally married. We have had our own ritual and that is what matters to us.
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• United States
25 Oct 06
that's awesome!!! my husband and i waited for two years before we got married... i've always believed that a child does not equal marriage. we still had issues to work out before we decided to make our lives together official :-)
@limcyjain (3523)
• India
25 Oct 06
yes mine were.
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• United States
30 Oct 06
awesome, thanks for the reply!!!
@kadybug (87)
• United States
25 Oct 06
yea they were...they got married when my mom was 8 months pregnant with my older brother
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• United States
30 Oct 06
awesome, thanks for the reply!!!
@srhelmer (6947)
• Beaver Dam, Wisconsin
25 Oct 06
My parents were married when I was born. My wife and I were married when our daughter was born.
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• United States
29 Oct 06
awesome, thanks for the reply!!!
@NOCEagle (584)
• United States
25 Oct 06
Yes, they were married.
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• United States
25 Oct 06
awesome, thanks for the reply!!!
@JoyfulOne (6242)
• United States
25 Oct 06
My parents were married before I was born, also before my older brother was born. I have 2 girls, and I was married almost 3 years before my first child was born. I've also read articles that said that children of unwed parents is on the rise.
• United States
25 Oct 06
the study i read said the percentage had risen by 14% in the last 20 years!!!
@magikrose (5423)
• United States
25 Oct 06
Mine were married, but divorced when I was 12. I was not married to my sons father nor was I married to my oldest daughters father. My husband and I have 2 children together and we got married before our frst together was born.
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• United States
25 Oct 06
so you've had children in and out of marriage.... interesting :-) thank you very much for your response!!!
• India
30 Oct 06
in india..everybodies parents are married..before they give birth v are not insecure people like you
• United States
30 Oct 06
wow, i think that's pretty rude. while i do not pretend to be able to speak for all americans, I AM NOT insecure at all. i was not married when my daughter was born and i DO NOT care what anyone thinks about it. i don't think that parents have to be married to raise their children. i also don't think that everyone in india is completely secure in who they are so be careful what you say before you speak for a whole country.
@manzician (4734)
• India
30 Oct 06
Ohh yes... They were married for one year...
• United States
30 Oct 06
you say that like it would have been bad if they weren't.....
• United States
30 Oct 06
My parents were married when I was born. When my first child and 3rd child were born, I was not married.
• United States
30 Oct 06
that's an interesting one, how did that happen?
• Canada
30 Oct 06
Yes, my parents were married when I was born...but my birthday was 7 months after their wedding, and I wasn't premature. You do the math! :)
• United States
30 Oct 06
married when you were born... but maybe not when you were conceived, eh??? he he he.... right on!!! thanks very much for your reply ;-)
@mathop (8)
• Canada
30 Oct 06
My parents were married before I was born, they just celebrated their 59th anniversary last week. I have 2 girls and both were born after I was married.
• United States
30 Oct 06
congratulations to your parents!!! i can only hope to be married to my husband that long :-) only if he'll have me.... and congrats to you as well on your marriage and two (i'm sure) totally beautiful daughters ;-)
@damonlady (577)
• Romania
30 Oct 06
mine were married...still married... but they did consieved my brother before they where married that's for sure:)) and now i'm married and no kids..except my 2 pets wich are more than enough for the moment
• United States
30 Oct 06
i have a chihuahua and i swear sometimes he's more work than my ten year old daughter :-)