Can anyone get married out of high school and still be in love 50 years later?

United States
February 19, 2009 4:36pm CST
You grow and change so much between your 20's to 40's. Do people really still love each other after being together that long??
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@palonghorn (5486)
• United States
19 Feb 09
My parents met in junior high, my dad went into the Army before he finished high school. They got married in 1952 and just celebrated their 56th Anniversary this past October. And yes they still really love each other after all these years. Now, if I had only been so lucky lol. I got married the first time right after graduating from high school, lasted a year. Been married twice since then, and just moved, the end of a 4 year relationship. But, my parents were raised in a different time.
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• United States
19 Feb 09
Maybe in a different time people took the committment more seriously?
• United States
19 Feb 09
I think it can be possible. Both my grandparents got married young and still loved there spouse years later. I know things where different back then but i still think it could happen.
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@agrim94 (3811)
• India
3 Mar 09
Marriages are made in heaven as they say and if u travel to India you would find couples happily married for even longer time. It was quite common in India till about 60 years or so ago to marry their children when they were quite young. And no one has ever heard of Divorce then and would live whole life together and would usually be in love with each other...not all but most yes.
• United States
3 Mar 09
I believe that in India you are just raised differently. I am sure there is the "odd" person here or there that breaks from the idea of staying married to someone but I think that Indians work things out more. In the USA, a lot of people are spoiled and I am sorry to say maybe our ethics aren't as good. I admire how people are in different cultures. They tend to have more respect for themselves and others.
@stacyv81 (5904)
• United States
21 Feb 09
I hope so...for my sake! lol, I was 17 when I started dating my boyfriend, and now its 8 years later and we are still together and have 3 kids, so I TRULY Hope it is possible!! =)
• United States
3 Mar 09
I believe that it can be. It takes work and never take it for granted.
@syankee525 (6294)
• United States
20 Feb 09
me and my wife married well she was in high school, on monday we will be married for 24 yrs. and yes you can, you learn to change with the times.
• United States
3 Mar 09
that is great! congratulations! never take it for granted!
• Philippines
20 Feb 09
the romantic in me, the side that believes in happily ever afters, would say. I'd like to believe that with love, anything is possible. although it probably is gonna take a lot of work to keep the relationship working. you know that saying familiarity breeds contempt? sometimes couples get too familiar with each other that they end up resenting the other one. sad, but true.
• United States
25 Feb 09
that is true, i see that in my parents sometimes but after 52 years who i am to comment! i think it takes a certain level of maturity and of course meaning your vows.
@underdogtoo (9599)
• Philippines
20 Feb 09
Nothing is impossible and it is certainly possible for love to last longer than 50 years. How about love that finds both partners life after life? That would be something to think about. Cheers!!!
• United States
25 Feb 09
excellent point! makes "forever" REALLY long!
• United States
19 Feb 09
I met my husband when we were in jr. high school. We will celebrate our 40th wedding anniversary in July. I still love him and I hope he still loves me. I know a lot of people that have been together for a long time and still love each other. It's not easy staying together. It's been a lot of work. There's been times when I hated him and I'm sure he's hated me. These times didn't last long and our love was stronger than the hate.
• United States
25 Feb 09
that is so wonderful!!!
@misskyla (40)
• United States
19 Feb 09
Certainly people can still love one another. Are they still in love, may be a whole other story.I think people did take commitment more seriously way back when. I also think people just accepted unhappiness, if that's what they got and people are not as willing to remain unhappy these days. In turn they are also not as willing to make the effort in finding/creating happiness within said commitments.
@SomeCowgirl (32270)
• United States
19 Feb 09
It was done then, why can't it be done now? Well that's what I have to say. I think that given the right couple it can be done. I think it's more likely that people married out of high school will stay married, but then again I am not sure. I met my fiance a few years after high school. I never did like any of the boys really in high school, sure I had crushes...