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Can High School Sweethearts Marry?

By December 13, 2012

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This question has come up around our dinner table many times. My brother contends that high school sweethearts, who marry, set themselves up for disaster. He says that you need to see the world a bit and date other people before you settle down - or risk rushing off to divorce court. I don't usually agree with him because we have a few success stories - those who have been married more than 20 years and were high school sweethearts - in our family. There are a few couples in that situation who didn't make it. But the majority are still going strong, or at least they're still together.

Today, however, I learned that Track Palin, eldest son of former vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin, filed for divorce after 18 months of marriage to his high school sweetheart. It's another in a long list of high school sweethearts whose relationship soured after tying the knot. I'm starting to wonder if my brother is onto something. What do you think?

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