Helloooooo! So shit has been cray cray the past few weeks. But now, we’re getting back on track. I’ve been dabbling in a little bit of everything as of late, and am excited to have my first guest blogger, Taylor Medine of @TrendyCheapo. Please take some time out to read her post on what it’s like being a young, married person. Enjoy, and please check out her blog at trendcheapo.com. Happy reading!
5 Super Practical Benefits to Getting Married “Young”
It’s something I hear often.
You’re married? Oh wow, you were a young bride.
I should be used to it by now. But it still shocks me. Maybe because I don’t feel very young. I feel like I’ve lived 3 different lives already.
In different states and careers.
My pursuit of self purpose has been such a rollercoaster ride that our relationship was the only constant. I’ve worked jobs that I hated and survived quarter-life crisis before finding my passion as a freelance writer.
All of this with a boyfriend and then husband supporting me along the ride.
So what does being married at 25 really feel like for me?
Reliable. Consistent. Unchanging.
When pretty much everything else in my life is variable. The clients, money, and free time.
But in a general sense, being “young” and married doesn’t feel much different than being in a committed relationship. Except that you share everything.
It’s actually quite practical.
And to me the practical benefits are just as important as the emotional ones. But I’m sure you’ve seen enough about the emotional benefits by simply scrolling down your newsfeed. Yuck.
So, let’s just focus on functionality.
The 5 Practical Benefits of Marrying “Young”
- You can pay off student loans much faster with someone else’s help.
Thankfully my husband didn’t have student loans. I did. And because of his help we were able to pay off my student loan in less time than if I was on my own. 25 sitting on $0 student loan debt – not too shabby.
- You can live a little more comfortably sharing half the bills.
Money is tight for young adults just starting out. It’s nice to have a second income to fall back on if anything should happen.
Having another person here to build retirement and emergency savings with is very convenient. We’re able to afford a more comfortable life together than we could apart.
- You can take more career risks.
My middle name may as well be risk. There’s really nothing in life I hate more than feeling stuck. Other than micromanaging bosses…
I definitely wouldn’t have been able to be self employed this soon in my freelance career without my husband’s income to fall back on when necessary.
Unless I moved home with my parents.
- You can enjoy a few married years together without kids.
If things go my way we won’t have kids until we have a few years of marriage under our belt. (And I hope things go my way).
That means we’ll have tons of time to enjoy ourselves and find out what works for us before something new enters the equation.
- You always have someone to talk to you.
Last, but not least. It’s nice to have someone that’s obligated to listen to you – all the time. Someone to unload all the crap you deal with on a daily basis.
A person that who has your back no matter what.