Being on your own does free you from parental control, but this change in lifestyle brings along a whole new set of responsibilities in your lives. You will have to deal with financial issues, where to live, jobs, grocery shopping, cooking, cleaning, decision making, in-laws, continuing your education, and if pregnant, child care along with learning how to communicate with your spouse.
If you've checked out the marriage license laws in your locale, have the permission of your parents to marry, and have decided that you don't want to wait any longer before getting married, there's still a couple things you should do before tying the knot.
- Attend a premarital education class or an Engaged Encounter weekend.
- Work out together a realistic budget.
- Volunteer together to work with young kids at a homeless shelter for a few months. Or volunteer your time at a soup kitchen facility. Teen Marriage Historically and Statistically