6 Reasons Why Women Should Get Married Earlier Rather Than Later
Nov. 28, 2019
It’s easier to get pregnant. Plus you’ll have ample opportunity to have more than the requisite 1.5 children.
Women typically marry “up,” but men are happy to marry ‘down’—which means women in their 30s are at a disadvantage when looking for a husband.
It’s better to make a decision about whom to marry when you’re not under the fertility gun. The number of women today who have to “hurry up and find a husband” in time to have children is great. The result is that many end up marrying men they shouldn’t have or otherwise would not have. It’s better to make a decision like that when the clock isn’t ticking.
The popular idea of “having a lot of experiences before settling down” usually just translates to having a lot of baggage. It used to be that ‘sowing one’s oats’ was reserved for men. But the birth control pill and the sexual revolution changed all that; now it’s assumed women want to do the same. But the truth is, most women don’t want to ‘sow their wild oats.’ In fact, they want to get married as much as they always have—it’s just no longer “cool” to admit it. So instead they hop from relationship to relationship, bringing more and more drama into their lives. And all that drama tends to result in heartache and, eventually, desperation.
Having babies first and careers later is far less stressful than trying to do both simultaneously. That was the approach of Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O’Connor, and look where it got her! And I know if my mother could do it all over again, that’s what she would have done.
Their children will know their grandparents. And women will have the help they need from their parents when their children are young.