I got married last year when I was nineteen. Nothing has changed since we got married. We haven't begun to see each other differently or woken up and realized that what we have isn't love. In fact, we're a month away from the birth of our first child.
To the people who think those of us who get married are young and stupid: I think you don't know the whole story. Not all people who get married young do so because of limited view or whatever it is some of you have mentioned. Some young people ARE capable of making the right choice when it comes to love and marriage.
That's not to say there aren't thousands of couples out there who prove my statement wrong every year. However, I don't think it's right to lump my husband and I in with them just because we got married at nineteen and twenty. It's not as though we didn't think about our options and our future.
To answer the poster: we got married so young because we were in love. People in their twenties and thirties do the same thing, but only because we're a few years or decades younger than them do we get persecuted for it. My husband was in the military and leaving to another state and we didn't know when we were going to see each other again. It was either see each other once every few months or spend the rest of our lives together. We were already headed in that direction. So we went all in.
Should I wake up when I'm 30 and find out that my husband isn't the right man for me, I'll come back and retract this answer. But until then: I made the right choice, young or not. I'm not stupid for doing it. I wasn't trying to just attach myself to someone. I didn't want to make another family because I was separating from my own. I was in love. I'm still in love. And I bet I'll still be in love thirty years from now.