Why I'm Not A Freak For Marrying At 18

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Marriage at 18—what it's really like.

I'm a young mom—young enough that people often ask if I got married because I was pregnant with my now 4-and-a-half-year-old daughter. But that would mean that I conceived her nine years ago, making her the longest pregnancy in the history of the world. 

I don't bother explaining to people that I got married long before I got pregnant, because math obviously isn't their strong suit. Neither is tact. 

My husband and I passed our nine-year wedding anniversary in September. We got married when I was 18. 

With the popularity of the Twilight books, a hot topic on the Internet seems to be whether marriage at 18 really works. I didn't marry a supernatural creature, and I can only speak from my own experience. Lemondrop: I Was Secretly Married

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Written by Jeanne Sager for Lemondrop.