He is not my type in the sense of physical looks (he's shorter than me), but nevertheless I have still felt a connection with him.We have grown rather close and at a much faster pace than I allow most people into my life. He is only 27, and I'm 22 so this is astonishing for me to comprehend.I believe we both feel the same way about each other, but are hesitant to do anything due to our circumstances. He was engaged about a year ago, and it was called off because his ex cheated on him.
Education is invaluable, but I was not wise in my early 20s and did not make the right decisions when it came to my private loans.” These days, it seems debt — especially such massive student loan commitments — can be added to the growing list of cultural factors working against many young adults’ prospects for marriage. How has debt (of any kind) influenced either your attitude toward getting married or your marriage itself if you’ve already crossed that threshold? If it’s an issue that weighs on you or your marriage, as it seems to with so many young adults these days, what do you wish you’d done differently?
And what important lessons have you learned along the way when it comes to dealing with debt and its consequences?
“He doesn’t want it attached to his name.” Dollard said she would gladly exchange her “fancy private school education” for the chance to live “as an independent adult.” April Flores, a 2008 San Diego State grad with $110,000 in student loans, added, “It’s going to be hard to buy a house and start a family with our debt.
We joke and say that our baby is Sallie Mae, but it is true!
My wife and I have been married nearly eight years.
And for the first time in our marriage, we are debt free (with the large, obvious exception of our mortgage).
Reading that article, several quotes stood out to me.
“Student loans have basically ruined my life,” said Tanya Carter, a 2008 graduate of the University of Toledo.
After a woman disclosed her student loan balance to her fiancee, he broke off the engagement within three days.
While she had mentioned that her student loan debt was over 0,000 prior to the engagement, she didn’t know exactly how much she owed.
When things were obviously getting serious in our dating relationship, we set aside an entire day to unpack our mutual baggage and to talk honestly about what each of us needed to know about the other person before walking down the aisle.