While it is an old-fashioned concept, some people believe they should stay married until their children are grown. This may sound like two people are willing to sacrifice their own happiness, but they are generally making excuses. The truth is that the children will be better off not being caught...

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Some couples cannot imagine the thought of marriage without ever being with another sexual partner, but others believe monogamy is a thing of the past. They see it as a trap and believe two people cannot possibly be committed to each other for a lifetime. They want to be with...

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Couples that knew each other growing up are often very close. They can sense each other's moods and understand their partner better than anyone else in the world. For many, this gives them great comfort. They know their partner will be there for them and understand them no matter what...

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When a couple grows up together, marries young and settles into having children as teenagers, they often find they sometimes miss the freedoms they see other singles their age enjoying. They wonder what life is like without children scattered throughout the house, a constant dragging tiredness from trying to tame...

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In former years, marriage and commitment were considered the same in personal relationships. A couple made a commitment to each other by getting married and building a life together. Times have changed, and couples in the modern world see things differently. They make a commitment to each other but do...

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There is nothing more painful than watching a spouse physically deteriorate due to an illness. Many people have suffered through this, but they have managed to maintain their love and devotion to their partner. It is a grueling and cruel test of love that many couples have managed to survive....

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There are a great many couples that met when they were just small children. They grew up in the same neighborhood, and often attended school together. These people were friends or enemies, depending on their age. After a while, they became friends again and began dating. For those that married as teenagers, their relationship never ended. They went on to find a home, have children and settled down into their married life.

There are many advantages to being married to a childhood sweetheart. There is no need to go through the awkwardness of getting to know a stranger. Growing up in the same neighborhood and school system gives two people the advantage of compatibility. This is great for both people unless one decides they have missed out in life. Sometimes one, or both, of the people in this type of relationship will feel they did not have the freedom to pursue their dreams.