Engaged...And WAY Underage

I’m 14, and my boyfriend just asked me to marry him. I said “yes.” Everyone keeps telling me, “You’re too young to be in love,” but I am. I love him with all my heart and soul. How can I tell people I’m engaged?

Yikes! Perhaps you are temporarily insane. You’re engaged at 14? Check your calendar – it's not 1801. OK, calming down. Let me try this again. It’s too soon for you two to be engaged. Why rush into marriage (which is a huge, lifetime commitment)? What about college? What about all the things both of you want to do?

What if things don’t work out and you’re divorced by 19? People even mocked Drew Barrymore for that! Seriously, you need to hold off on the wedding plans. Just enjoy being with him for now and, if you both still feel the same way when the time comes (like in a decade or so), then tie the knot. If it’s meant to be, it can wait. Like until it’s legal in all 50 states.

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4/9/2009 7:00:00 AM