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84. Great story. My parents married when they were 15 and 17.
Of course people thought they would never make it -- got a lot of heat. They have been married 29 years.
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  -If you're married, how long, and is it worth it? babylonsister  May-23-09 12:43 AM   #0 
  - Been together for 20 years...  Luminous Animal   May-23-09 12:47 AM   #1 
  - Deleted message  Name removed   May-23-09 03:10 PM   #133 
  - 47 years this August. Some thin but mostly thick.  tularetom   May-23-09 12:48 AM   #2 
  - WOW! Just nice.  babylonsister   May-23-09 12:52 AM   #7 
  - I am married.  Heidi   May-23-09 12:49 AM   #3 
  - My Mom is 90 and she has a boyfriend  goclark   May-23-09 09:38 AM   #96 
     - Right on, goclark!  Heidi   May-23-09 09:49 AM   #97 
  - Married 10 years. Separated since Sept 08  pkdu   May-23-09 12:49 AM   #4 
  - You are VERY lucky t0o have such a best friend!  elleng   May-23-09 12:49 AM   #5 
  - There's nothing I can  babylonsister   May-23-09 12:54 AM   #9 
  - Sister, no CHANCE to do it more than once.  elleng   May-23-09 01:13 AM   #20 
  - so sorry to read this...  bliss_eternal   May-23-09 06:39 PM   #161 
     - Thanks, bliss.  elleng   May-23-09 09:10 PM   #175 
  - Good time long time  rwheeler31   May-23-09 12:50 AM   #6 
  - 15. yes, worth it. lots of thick not much thin. it has been much easier  seabeyond   May-23-09 12:54 AM   #8 
  - Married to my best friend 31 years now. . .  Journeyman   May-23-09 12:54 AM   #10 
  - See, that's so nice!  babylonsister   May-23-09 01:06 AM   #15 
  - 40 years next month. Yes it's been worth it. nt  SPedigrees   May-23-09 01:00 AM   #11 
  - Thanks, and nice to see you.  babylonsister   May-23-09 01:04 AM   #13 
  - sorry for the duplicate. not sure how it happened  SPedigrees   May-23-09 01:00 AM   #12 
  - 10 years this month  mrs_p   May-23-09 01:04 AM   #14 
  - Ha! I didn't have that luxury.  babylonsister   May-23-09 01:08 AM   #17 
     - that was fast  mrs_p   May-23-09 07:41 AM   #79 
  - I have been married for 26 years this year and I am 45  terip64   May-23-09 01:07 AM   #16 
  - Wow! You will be in the local newspaper,  babylonsister   May-23-09 01:11 AM   #18 
     - We really are. We have worked our buts off and right now  terip64   May-23-09 01:18 AM   # 
  - Going on 31 years now....  Adsos Letter   May-23-09 01:12 AM   #19 
  - Bullhockey!  babylonsister   May-23-09 01:17 AM   #23 
     - No serious family disappointments, which is a huge positve, I admit  Adsos Letter   May-23-09 01:20 AM   #27 
  - why are you doint this thread  seabeyond   May-23-09 01:14 AM   #21 
  - Why not? It was time.  babylonsister   May-23-09 01:20 AM   #25 
     - me too....  seabeyond   May-23-09 01:22 AM   #30 
  - 24 Years - Thick, Thin  otohara   May-23-09 01:17 AM   #22 
  - I am 26 and have been married for over 9 years.  Hyper_Eye   May-23-09 01:18 AM   #24 
  - Wow. That's young. I was 26 when I got married. Props to you  babylonsister   May-23-09 01:21 AM   #28 
  - That is so young and yet I think sometimes more natural.  terip64   May-23-09 01:23 AM   #32 
  - That's really interesting and courageous.  Laelth   May-23-09 01:42 AM   #37 
  - Wow. I did not meet my husband until I was 21, at college.  Jennicut   May-23-09 06:14 AM   #68 
  - babylonsister  whatchamacallit   May-23-09 01:20 AM   #26 
  - 35 years, if you add them all up.  Ron Green   May-23-09 01:22 AM   #29 
  - 25 years in November--worth it? Absolutely. n/t  quiller4   May-23-09 01:22 AM   #31 
  - too bad more GLBT folks can't join in the thread...  LooseWilly   May-23-09 01:24 AM   #33 
  - My father and his partner always announced their anniversaries,  pnwmom   May-23-09 02:53 AM   #55 
  - Married 11. Together 16.  Laelth   May-23-09 01:34 AM   #34 
  - It'll be 44 years this June...  CaliforniaPeggy   May-23-09 01:41 AM   #35 
  - FANtastic! How wonderful!  Number23   May-23-09 02:52 AM   #54 
  - 27 years officially, plus 8 years before we exchanged rings  DFW   May-23-09 01:41 AM   #36 
  - Definitely worth it!  bluedeminredstate   May-23-09 01:44 AM   #38 
  - Yuppers!  kimmylavin   May-23-09 01:49 AM   #39 
  - 40 year's next month  Michigan-Arizona   May-23-09 01:58 AM   #40 
  - 7 years married, eight years together.  Mythsaje   May-23-09 01:59 AM   #41 
  - 45 years May 9th. There were some rough patches, but we muddled  napi21   May-23-09 02:00 AM   #42 
  - 17 years this November. Not a shred of regret.  JeffR   May-23-09 02:02 AM   #43 
  - 22 yrs as of the 15th.  bumblebee1   May-23-09 02:04 AM   #44 
  - 21 years....my best friend....no regrets, even through the thick  firedupdem   May-23-09 02:06 AM   #45 
  - 15 years and definitely worth it.  ohheckyeah   May-23-09 02:21 AM   #46 
  - hear you  mrs_p   May-23-09 07:40 AM   #78 
  - Together 29 years, married almost 22 years.  stevedeshazer   May-23-09 02:24 AM   #47 
  - 45 years  shari   May-23-09 02:24 AM   #48 
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  - I'm crying. This is the most lovely thread I've seen on DU  Number23   May-23-09 02:54 AM   #56 
  - Thank you, shari, for sharing. You are  babylonsister   May-23-09 08:58 AM   #89 
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  - How lovely!  Number23   May-23-09 02:49 AM   #52 
  - wow....!  bliss_eternal   May-23-09 07:25 PM   #168 
  - It will be 28 years next month ...  BlueMTexpat   May-23-09 02:34 AM   #50 
  - Been together 4 years  Number23   May-23-09 02:50 AM   #53 
  - 17 years, but I've been crazy about her for 24 years.  Vickers   May-23-09 03:17 AM   #57 
  - 25 years this September, and dating for 29!  FrenchieCat   May-23-09 03:19 AM   #58 
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  - our 39th is coming up in September!  DemReadingDU   May-23-09 04:49 PM   #144 
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  - 36 years this September  Thothmes   May-23-09 05:18 AM   #61 
  - 23 years on 6/2  annabanana   May-23-09 05:20 AM   #62 
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  - We Have Been Together For Almost Five Years  NikolaC   May-23-09 05:57 AM   #64 
  - 17 years.  H2O Man   May-23-09 05:59 AM   #65 
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  - Nearly 28 years  malaise   May-23-09 06:32 AM   #70 
  - 29 years last week  ashling   May-23-09 06:59 AM   #71 
  - 19 yrs and 15 yrs  Uben   May-23-09 06:59 AM   #72 
  - It will be 15 years this September.....  Jello Biafra   May-23-09 07:17 AM   #73 
  - Together 37 years, married 34 next week  proud2BlibKansan   May-23-09 07:21 AM   #74 
  - 54 years old now married my wife when I was 17. Still married  NNN0LHI   May-23-09 07:27 AM   #75 
  - Great story. My parents married when they were 15 and 17.  CBR   May-23-09 07:57 AM   #84 
     - My mother warned me with tears in her eyes that I was too young and it wouldn't work  NNN0LHI   May-23-09 08:13 AM   #88 
  - Deleted message  Name removed   May-23-09 07:28 AM   #76 
  - I didn't start this thead to insult anyone, so I'm  babylonsister   May-23-09 09:05 AM   #91 
  - I know you are not a bigot  Bluenorthwest   May-23-09 09:55 AM   #100 
     - Whoa !!! there.....  dixiegrrrrl   May-23-09 01:02 PM   #124 
  - I look at you and think to myself "you enjoy what others can not have"  Lorien   May-23-09 10:16 AM   #106 
  - hey lorien  bliss_eternal   May-23-09 05:52 PM   #154 
  - My friends K and M were married in March, hubby and I witnessed.  redwitch   May-23-09 03:06 PM   #131 
  - Whoah there. nt  anonymous171   May-23-09 03:08 PM   #132 
  - Deleted message  Name removed   May-23-09 03:19 PM   #135 
  - And why not just understand  nichomachus   May-23-09 04:22 PM   #140 
  - Deleted message  Name removed   May-23-09 04:58 PM   #147 
     - Deleted sub-thread  Name removed   May-23-09 05:29 PM   #149 
  - Married almost 32 years -- worth it?  ccinamon   May-23-09 07:35 AM   #77 
  - Married 3.5 years.... together 8.5 years.  CBR   May-23-09 07:44 AM   #80 
  - I'm...  sendero   May-23-09 07:45 AM   #81 
  - Almost 19 years  madokie   May-23-09 07:53 AM   #82 
  - 33 this year  spanone   May-23-09 07:55 AM   #83 
  - 22 years, this time  babsbunny   May-23-09 07:57 AM   #85 
  - Married for 18 years, together for 24. First (and last) marriage for both of us.  Happyhippychick   May-23-09 08:09 AM   #86 
  - Been together neary 30  JerseygirlCT   May-23-09 08:10 AM   #87 
  - Lost my husband and best friend over 15 years ago...  Hepburn   May-23-09 09:12 AM   #92 
  - Hepburn...  babylonsister   May-23-09 09:52 AM   #98 
     - Thank you...  Hepburn   May-23-09 10:59 AM   #110 
  - 25 years this October  countingbluecars   May-23-09 09:29 AM   #93 
  - 30 years in June (not counting the 1 year tryout).  Tierra_y_Libertad   May-23-09 09:29 AM   #94 
  - Married for 13 years to my best friend.  Orsino   May-23-09 09:37 AM   #95 
  - It works if you work it.  TexasObserver   May-23-09 09:54 AM   #99 
  - Twenty-one years, yes. nt  bemildred   May-23-09 09:58 AM   #101 
  - Twenty Four Years in July  Irishonly   May-23-09 10:00 AM   #102 
  - 30 years in August.  yellerpup   May-23-09 10:01 AM   #103 
  - 23 years this December - It's been hard as hell at times and we probably  ourbluenation   May-23-09 10:08 AM   #104 
  - 55yrs last month!!  watercolors   May-23-09 10:11 AM   #105 
  - Mad props to you and yours, watercolors!  babylonsister   May-23-09 12:19 PM   #118 
  - 42 years this June. Some good years, some bad years.  s-cubed   May-23-09 10:22 AM   #107 
  - Together 20 years; Married 16 Of Them  Mr. Ected   May-23-09 10:23 AM   #108 
  - Together 13 years, but it's illegal for us to marry.  donco6   May-23-09 10:24 AM   #109 
  - This will change....  Hepburn   May-23-09 04:16 PM   #136 
     - Y'know, I think you're right.  donco6   May-23-09 04:42 PM   #142 
        - i really don't see that happening  noiretextatique   May-26-09 04:09 PM   #182 
  - 31 years  Ezlivin   May-23-09 11:07 AM   #111 
  - We'll be married 16 years September 18th  Missy Vixen   May-23-09 11:53 AM   #112 
  - Married twice. Once for 10 years, once for 11.  LWolf   May-23-09 12:04 PM   #113 
  - 36 years and counting. We've had our problems, but overall I would say yes, it was/is worth it.  madmom   May-23-09 12:12 PM   #114 
  - 22 years married and it's absolutely worth it!  azmouse   May-23-09 12:14 PM   #115 
  - 26 years and we have been together through some interesting times  TayTay   May-23-09 12:16 PM   #116 
  - Got married ten years after the honeymoon, about fourteen years ago.  BrotherBuzz   May-23-09 12:17 PM   #117 
  - This time?  Blue_In_AK   May-23-09 12:29 PM   #119 
  - 15 yrs and i am happy, appreciate these 15 yrs and would say thank you for it, BUT  seabeyond   May-23-09 12:32 PM   #120 
  - Thirty years this Halloween--our love affair is a magical tempest  librechik   May-23-09 12:41 PM   #121 
  - I went to a wedding thirty years ago on Halloween...  handmade34   May-23-09 05:59 PM   #155 
  - Good God, it's torment, a living nightmare. Thanks for the reminder, Babsister!  Bucky   May-23-09 12:45 PM   #122 
  - 25 years and yes, it's still worth it.  mr1956   May-23-09 01:00 PM   #123 
  - Married fifty years on August l, but the first of the year she had to move  Libertyfirst   May-23-09 02:48 PM   #125 
  - ahhhh  seabeyond   May-23-09 02:51 PM   #126 
  - Oh, Libertyfirst,  babylonsister   May-23-09 02:53 PM   #129 
  - That is so sad!  redwitch   May-23-09 03:10 PM   #134 
  - I am so sorry to read that  kdmorris   May-23-09 04:57 PM   #146 
  - I'm so sorry.  JohnnyLib2   May-23-09 05:10 PM   #148 
  - Wow  Juche   May-23-09 11:50 PM   #178 
  - 27th anniverary yesterday. Absolutely worth it.  redwitch   May-23-09 02:51 PM   #127 
  - Together for 17 years, married for 10. Absolutely worth it.  MrSlayer   May-23-09 02:52 PM   #128 
  - On June 25  Retired AF Dem   May-23-09 02:55 PM   #130 
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  - 25 years the first time. 11 years this time.  Stinky The Clown   May-23-09 04:20 PM   #138 
  - 40 years in a month.  JohnnyLib2   May-23-09 04:21 PM   #139 
  - Coming up on 32 years since we got the license signed  csziggy   May-23-09 04:30 PM   #141 
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  - Married 21 years next month.  sellitman   May-23-09 04:56 PM   #145 
  - Been together 16 years -  waiting for hope   May-23-09 05:35 PM   #150 
  - divorced the day before what would have been our 28th anniversary  leftofthedial   May-23-09 05:36 PM   #151 
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  - Almost 14 years.  Arugula Latte   May-23-09 05:50 PM   #153 
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  - We lived together for eight years before we married, and were married for five. She  Mike 03   May-23-09 06:10 PM   #157 
  - I LOVE being married!  cherokeeprogressive   May-23-09 06:12 PM   #158 
  - I am not, but my parents were married 57 years. They laughed and argued a lot  glitch   May-23-09 06:19 PM   #159 
  - I KNEW MY HUSBAND 2 MONTHS WHEN WE GOT MARRIED AND  southernyankeebelle   May-23-09 06:25 PM   #160 
  - LOL, my husband and I were friends for several years before we fell in love. And yet,  gkhouston   May-23-09 10:47 PM   #177 
  - 48 years  sandsavage   May-23-09 06:39 PM   #162 
  - Almost 22 years  MajorChode   May-23-09 06:42 PM   #163 
  - I'm heading into my third marriage this coming September 11!  GliderGuider   May-23-09 07:05 PM   #164 
  - 3rd time's a charm! Good luck! nt  ecstatic   May-26-09 04:19 PM   #184 
  - Marta and I will be married for 34 years on the 5th of June  Omaha Steve   May-23-09 07:09 PM   #165 
  - I have been married 4 times. I think I am one of those people  MISSDem   May-23-09 07:17 PM   #166 
  - Today is our 33rd anniversary  needledriver   May-23-09 07:21 PM   #167 
  - Longer than you...and YES...marry your best friend..and wear some naughty nighties  KoKo   May-23-09 08:14 PM   #170 
  - I was married just 4 years. Lots of reasons why it didn't work.  Critters2   May-23-09 08:19 PM   #171 
  - don't think about the time  writingabook   May-23-09 08:21 PM   #172 
  - That's the truth of it...who can know how long it or anything will last...  KoKo   May-23-09 08:59 PM   #173 
  - 21 years. Is it worth it?  Dappleganger   May-23-09 09:09 PM   #174 
  - Currently married 24 years. Not so good times, recently.  mnhtnbb   May-23-09 09:16 PM   #176 
  - It will be 43 in October.  Lugnut   May-24-09 12:51 AM   #179 
  - I consider myself incredibly lucky  willing dwarf   May-24-09 02:44 AM   #180 
  - married for 5 years  Brundle_Fly   May-24-09 11:56 AM   #181 
  - wow @ all the long marriages  ecstatic   May-26-09 04:16 PM   #183 
  - I was married for 11 years, 1 month and 7 days to the love of my life.  ScreamingMeemie   May-26-09 04:19 PM   #185 
  - Together since 1988; moved in together in 93, married in 96, and continue to beat the odds  Echo In Light   May-26-09 04:21 PM   #186 
 

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