Early Marriage and Its Effects

  posted by: Amber Ford



Early Marriage and Its EffectsMarriage is a serious commitment. This is the reason why when you decide to get married you should be mature enough to handle serious matters. When you aren’t emotionally and physically prepared to marry, you better back off. While we cannot say that people who marry early won’t have a good marriage, the risk of separation and divorce is a lot higher compared to old people’s marriages.

Early marriage or child marriage is a marriage of children and adolescents below the age of 18. It is becoming popular nowadays. This is very common for traditional lifestyles because of economic reasons, lack of education, religious reasons, misconceptions, pressures from family, and others. But this kind of marriage has devastating effects. It has a huge impact on young people getting married. Let’s take a look at the list of effects of early marriage.

  • Psychological effect. Individuals suffer from forced sexual relations. Freedom and personal development are also denied because the family and household chores now become the priority.
  • Denial of education. Once you are married, your priorities also change. You now have a family to think of and to take care of.
  • Health Problems. Premature pregnancies and sexually transmitted diseases can cause health issues to young people.
  • Physical abuse. Domestic violence is of a high risk in child marriages because young girls are just so vulnerable.
  • Mental issues. Since the couple is not mature enough to deal with marital issues, they could suffer from mental stress especially if it’s the first marriage of both people involved.

Early marriage can affect the lifestyle of young couples. There are harmful effects that go with it. Discourage this kind of marriage. A marriage requires maturity and preparedness to make it work.




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Date: September 23, 2011 | Category: Marriage Problems
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