Many people are familiar with the term ‘starter home’ and what it means. A starter home is usually a very affordable home a person or couples buys when they are just starting out in life. Typically used as an introduction to real estate ownership, people soon give up their starter home within five to ten years and move on to something bigger and better. Today, ‘starter marriages’ are also becoming more common and it has been found that these unions are at a much higher risk for divorce. However, while the chances of a starter marriage dissolving are much greater, like starter homes, a marriage early in life can actually bring benefits to those that enter into them.
What Is a Starter Marriage?
A starter marriage is typically defined as one that is entered into before a person turns 30, and one that ends before that age, as well. During a starter marriage, it is typically unlikely for a couple to have children, and they also usually involve little joint property. Still, a starter marriage may mean different things to different people. For some, a starter marriage may last over two decades, and others may have children during their marriage.
Like many marriages, starter marriages may end for many different reasons. And, like many divorces, couples may learn many things about themselves during the process....