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to think the man you love at 18 is rarely the man you'd love at 32

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ispentitwithyou1 Mon 29-Aug-16 21:45:08

Just that really!

BuonoEstente Mon 29-Aug-16 21:46:06

Not in my case I'm afraid, still going strong 😃

SlimCheesy2 Mon 29-Aug-16 21:46:23

In my case yes!

(And the men at 24, and 27).Lucky to meet DH at 30. smile

My Dparents though met at 16 and are still going strong.

BitchPeas Mon 29-Aug-16 21:46:29


It does happen though, but it's not always a good thing!

Novemberfran Mon 29-Aug-16 21:47:27

Yes - even younger. I had s totally different negative attitude to my ex when I Was 25 to when I was 18

QuintessentialShadow Mon 29-Aug-16 21:47:35

For some it works, but so young you have a lot of growing up to do. If both are 18/19 and grow up together in a loving relationship, then I cant see why not?

I met my husband at 21, and at nearly 45 we are still together and I love him very much. We have grown in different directions, but not apart, if that makes sense!

ispentitwithyou1 Mon 29-Aug-16 21:47:41

How so bitchpeas?

blueteapot Mon 29-Aug-16 21:48:07

YABU I loved my DH at 18 and I love him now at 32 - we did have a long gap in the middle though!

TeaPleaseLouise Mon 29-Aug-16 21:49:31

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SmallBee Mon 29-Aug-16 21:49:57

I met DH at 18, I'm now 32 and we've married and had two kids. Sorry to ruin the theory!

BodsAuntieFlo Mon 29-Aug-16 21:50:23

Loved my DH at 18 and still love him at 48.

SpinALittleFaster Mon 29-Aug-16 21:50:43

I agree that you grow up a lot during that period but that doesn't have to mean growing apart. I fell for my DH at 19 and still feel the same now I'm in my 30s.

drsholmes Mon 29-Aug-16 21:50:55

I met DH when I was 21 ( he was 19) have loved him for 15years so far, and love him just as much now I'm 36.

JustHereForThePooStories Mon 29-Aug-16 21:51:14

The man I loved at 19 is now the man I love at 33.

DoubleCarrick Mon 29-Aug-16 21:51:36

Nan always said you either grow up together or grow up apart. My 27 I'd outgrown my dp but didn't realise it until he cheated on me

Lazyarticle Mon 29-Aug-16 21:51:40

I'm lucky too, I met my DH at 15, still happy 32 years later, we've grown up together. If you're with the right person it shouldn't matter what age you meet them smile

Acornacorn Mon 29-Aug-16 21:52:26

Met at 17/18. Now 31/32.
Still love him. Love him more, actually. But we've had ups and downs.
We've both a lot changed since our teens.

Haudyerwheesht Mon 29-Aug-16 21:52:35

19 when I met dh, 35 now and so been together 16 years. Know quite a few people in similar relationships

RustyBear Mon 29-Aug-16 21:52:36

In love at 18, still in love at 60...

tigerdriverII Mon 29-Aug-16 21:53:10

Met my DH at 21. Just (a week) before I married EXH. That didn't last ...

33 years later it's all goodsmileblushsmilegrin

Okkitokkiunga Mon 29-Aug-16 21:53:33

My parents met at 15. They are now 69 and still very much together.

TealGiraffe Mon 29-Aug-16 21:53:46

My mum and dad got together at 17, still completely in love at nearly 60. My mum has only ever been with my dad and i think that's lovely smile

One of my mates at work got with his wife at 14 and they are still happily married with 3 kids at 35.

It does happen

Thunderblunder Mon 29-Aug-16 21:54:30

I met DH at 18 he was 24. Still going strong 5 DC and nearly 22 years later.
Trust me Idid a lot of living before I met him.

ALemonyPea Mon 29-Aug-16 21:55:23

Met DH when I was 15 and he was 16. Been together 20 years this year and still madly in love.

IAmNotAWitch Mon 29-Aug-16 21:55:29

16 and now 39.

Neither of us are the same as we were then.

But luckily for us we have grown together rather than apart.

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