For most of the people, falling in love during their high school is one of the unforgettable moments in life.
Of course, high school is the time when your feelings are trying to escape from an ’emotions balloon’.
This balloon can burst if you can’t control your sentiments which can cause many problems in the future.
Therefore, one always has to keep control of this balloon and never let it burst. But the kids in Vinton, a small town tucked in Louisiana’s corner, never learned how to be in charge of their emotions and almost all of them went on to marry their high school sweetheart in their early 20s. But Baylea Jones thought she was different.
Born and raised in Vinton, she knew she was different than 99% of the people living in that town. From the moment she started going to school, she found out that she had desires for girls and not for boys.
She realized that she got attracted to pretty girls in her class but she couldn’t tell other people as people would start hating her for being the odd one out.
When she told about her family about her feelings, everyone started avoiding her. Her parents were not listening to what she was saying, her friends slowly started to disappear and she felt like there was no purpose for her to live in this world. But then she met Britney at the age of 17.
Baylea always wanted to date with someone like others do, to kiss and be kissed and to hold hand with her loved one in public. And when she met Britney, she thought her life was complete now.
Both of them dated for a while and realized that they are born for each other.
They were still very young but since the ’emotions balloon’ had burst, they decided to get married.But the problem was, until that time there was only one state that allowed same-sex marriage and it was Massachusetts. So they decided to run away and get married in that state.
Young love is one hell of a motivator and that made them whether all the difficulties that were coming on their way of being a family. They got married in Massachusetts at the age of 19, which was like a dream coming true for both of them.
Now, its been 12 years since Baylea and Britney are married, but they always give one advice to the young ones – “Breakup and live life”. According to both of them, although they are happy they are together, because of getting married at such a young age, they couldn’t pursue their higher education and they couldn’t enjoy their lives properly. Baylea says,
“Getting married that young was dumb. Both of us now agree. When teen and early-20s couples come to us for advice on a lasting relationship, we tell them to break up and live life. I’ve been with the same person for half of my teens and most of my 20s. Through high school and college and graduate school and the workforce. Britney and I literally grew up together.”
So, according to this couple, even though you think you have met your life partner, never rush to get married at such a young age.
They say that people should travel, experience new cultures, study abroad and see the beautiful world.Marriage always comes along with lots of responsibilities and commitments, and most of the times, you can’t explore the world once you get married in your early 20s.
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