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What is the uk legal age for marriage

Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
i am just about to turn 18 and my fiance wants us to get married soon i am just wondering what is the legal age and do you think i am making the right decision.
we have been together for ages we both love each other very much... can someone give me some advice thankyou <IMG SRC="confused.gif" border="0" ALT="icon">

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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    16 with parental consent
    18 without.
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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    16 with parental consent

    18 without.
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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Whats the rush?? if you don't all ready then live with each other for a while.
    Thats when you'll find out if it will last in the long term.

    There is pleantly of time for marrage a little later down the line. unless you want to be 21 and devorced??

    A little harsh i know but think about it!
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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Yep I agree. You got years yet! I used to think that if my b/f asked me I'd jump at the chance, not matter how young lol. But now I see everything differently I guess, I wanna wait til we are both stable in our careers and are earning a good wage so we can make sure everything's perfect. I'm not planning on marrying twice so I have to make sure the first one is how we want it to be! <IMG SRC="smile.gif" border="0" ALT="icon">
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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    i lived with someone from the age of 16 to 19 and i thought we`d be together forever, we were going to get married etc. im soooooooooo glad we didnt! of course there is a chance it would work, but the vast majority of teenage relationships dont last forever.
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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    But some do. My mum married my dad when she was 17, and theyre still happily married 25 years on.
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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    my mum and dad done the same got married 17 and they are still together. the reason is i know some people say we are rushing it but we both realy love each other so so much i have been told what she is like when she is away from me she gets so deppresed and she hardly eats. and i am the same in a way when i am not with her i feel half dead. I love her but i made her feel uneasy when i asked her if she loved me she thought i was calling her a liar when i asked her and she had a go and told me how much she loved me. and basically it was her idea she started off the marriage idea. what does that say???? hope somebody writes soon <IMG SRC="smile.gif" border="0" ALT="icon"> <IMG SRC="smile.gif" border="0" ALT="icon">
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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Sorry Shyguy - but my advice is don't do it. It's obvious that you are not ready otherwise you wouldn't be agonising about it. Sounds like your girlfriend is pushing you to make a decision based on her own insecurities. She and you both need to fully develop as mature and confident adults before you make the commitment.

    Believe me, I know what I'm talking about.

    If you have any faith in the institution of marriage and you want to take it seriously then explain this to her and tell her you want to wait. If she doesn't trust you enough to know that you are telling her the truth and that you do indeed love her then this won't change once a ring is on her finger. 17 is far to young to be considering making such a life long commitment.

    Have fun together first - go away for a year travelling, have loads of holidays, go out and spread your wings together, develop interests and hobbies that you both like doing, make plans to live together whatever - but when the time comes that you know you're ready, that'll be the time to do it. Don't ask for advice from a bunch of people who don't know you or your real circumstances. Have faith in yourself.
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