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Don't Marry in Haste

Competition Entry from Rebecca in Hampshire

My worst ever wedding experince was my won at 16 years old. My then boyfriend was a secret gambler and i was pregnant (young and foolish. He decided we were getting married, but didnt ask me he told me!!
I was lucky to get a £40 ring from Argos that he gave me on the number 5 bus. We were married 3 weeks later at a registry office with a few guests and me wearing a horrible baggy blouse and my old school trousers. We then had a small party at my mums house. At the time i was really happy and thought it was the start of the rest of my life but looking back it was the worst mistake ever. Within weeks he had quit his job and my new baby and I had nothing as he even gambled away our benefits. We eventually split after 9 years (im stubborn adn didnt want to accept that everyone else was right about him) and he hasnt seen our 3 children since let alone contributed financially.

To anyone else thinking of getting married young I would suggest waiting a few years - if its gonna work it wont make any difference and if it all goes wrong then its much easier to carry on with your life.

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