Teenage Marriages

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Marriage Under 18
Young marriage today is not the same as before when an eighteen year old was very mature compare to now. Jobs were easier to find and a high school education was enough. When young girls became pregnant they got married and they would make it work as that was the right thing to do. Today, teenagers get married and shortly after, they end up in divorce leaving children fatherless. They have become more irresponsible, with no care in the world, not realizing who they are hurting. Teenage marriage should not be allowed because of insufficient financial support, unplanned pregnancy and immaturity of persons involved.

The first reason why teenage marriage should not be allowed to marry is due to insufficient financial support. Teenage married couples most of the time end up dropping out of high school. The decision of not continuing with their education later makes it very hard to get a good decent paying job. Their lack of education and financial resources they are unable to rent an apartment, buy a car or get things that are necessities for a married couple. Having a tight financial situation can create tension between the couple making them unhappy, making them to argue about every little thing. Without good financial support a marriage will face many difficulties but they worsen when children are involved. Children is the main reason why teenage marriages occur and money becomes a bigger issue. Teenage marriages usually end up in a divorce making it a higher risk for poverty then if they would have never gotten married. When they end up in divorce the children become fatherless with no male role in their lives. Sometimes the grandparents end up taking care and raising their grandchild or grandchildren because their daughter or son unable to take care of them.

Another reason why teenage marriage should not be allowed is because of unplanned pregnancy. Since, they are still very young themselves; they are unable to handle the long...
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