I first got engaged when I was 19.
I know exactly what you’re thinking, and rest assured I now think exactly the same way, but at the time it seemed like such a good idea.
I’d always been overly mature for my years, so when I passed the age to legally drink a beer in Australia, I also felt as though I was mature enough to tackle the next milestone in life – marriage. Even though we had only been dating for one year and had never lived together.
We were in love and wanted to spend every minute in each other’s pockets. Unfortunately, my Greek Orthodox parents were unsupportive of us living together alone and unmarried – what would the neighbors think?! So, we did exactly what was expected of us and instead of rebelling like normal ratbags, we got married.
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My ex-husband (such a horrible word, I think) is a fantastic man. He is one of the kindest people you will ever meet. He never harmed me, we rarely fought, and we were the best of friends.