Remember what mom said: "Wait to get married. You'll have a better chance of making it."
Mom is usually right, and the children of the 1980s did listen. In the 1970s, they were getting married in their teens. They waited until their early 20s in the 1980s, and into their late 20s in 1990s.
Even so, divorce rates are way worse now than ever before. After the divorce rate plunged during the Great Recession, the number of Americans divorcing rose for the third straight year in 2012, according to the U.S. Census Bureau.
Was waiting for marriage the right thing to do? If it was wrong, then why? Did you wait until after the economy improved to divorce?
Reporter Gary Pinnell is writing about love and marriage. If you can contribute to the story, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.