I was standing at the entrance of a swanky bar on an unremarkable Wednesday night in September the first time I saw the light hit his face.
Every cell in my body became a choir — resounding a synchronized "whoa." I was certain he was the most fascinating work of architecture I had ever had the pleasure of marveling at.
We began talking for hours every night — swapping stories of triumph, love, heartache, and defeat.
He talked about his grief over losing his father to a massive heart attack at 16.
I shared my pain over losing my mother to a tragic accident at the age of 6. I wanted to stay right where I was, swimming around in this pool of newfound magic with him forever.
We swapped text messages from the moment our eyes opened until they closed each night. Eight months later, while at a Sunday afternoon picnic in the park, one knee pressed into the grass, he presented me with a diamond ring and asked me to become his wife. I surrendered myself fully to the joys and whims of wedding planning.
Early marriage is widely spread in Africa and South Asia, and is least common in North Africa, Middle East, and Southeast Asia (International Family Planning Perspectives, 8-157 & 175, 1996).
About a third of women aged 20-24 years old in the developing world were married as children.
Background of the Study Marriage is not an easy task that a man and a woman have to take for granted.
For instance, it is such a big burden and a serious responsibility that both have to take on and stand firm for it.