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7 Reasons It's Awesome to Marry Your High School Sweetheart

I am feeling all kinds of lovey-dovey today. My husband and I are having a quiet weekend at home with our three kids, just enjoying each other and occasionally rolling our eyes at the noise of today.

I have been with my husband for 13 years this summer — that’s not a long time in the whole spectrum of life, but it’s almost half of my 30 years on this planet. We started dating in high school, he was a year older then I was and at 17 years-old, I was in love.

We’ve been together ever since — he’s my partner, my best friend, my biggest supporter and my high school sweetheart. In times where more and more people are getting married later, divorcing more, I am even more thankful I found my true love in high school.

Click through for my 7 reasons it’s awesome to marry your high school sweetheart:


  • No Awkward History 1 of 7
    No worries about finding an old photo of one of us kissing someone else. There will be no worries about going out and running into an ex.
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  • Seen Each Other Through Bad Times 2 of 7
    Over the past 13 years we have been through good times and bad times -- in life and our relationship. We are really good at working it out.
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  • Foundation For Friendship 3 of 7
    We are more than just in a relationship, we've developed one of the longest friendships we each have.
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  • Lots of Embarrassing Photos 4 of 7
    Kids love this kind of stuff. We have YEARS and years of awkward, young photos of each other.
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  • People Think It’s Adorable 5 of 7
    When people find out we've been together since high school, people think it's so cute & that's always nice.
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  • Lots Of Practice With Change 6 of 7
    We grew up together and all the changes that came with it. High school to college, to finding a job, to getting married then having kids. We've learned how to work through the changes.
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  • You Can Say Cliches 7 of 7
    We get to say things like "Love at first sight", "one and only", and "first love"
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:: What are your thoughts? Did you marry your high school sweetheart?::

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