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    Quote Originally Posted by Kimberleygal1 View Post
    It takes a long time to truelly know a person which many couples I believe don't do before they have children and many relationships fail. Dh and I didn't live together for 5yrs. We then lived together for 7yrs in which time we worked hard and bought properties, our aim was to set ourselves up first. We were then ready for kids, we now have 2 boys and a comfortable very happy life. We often find ourselves councillors to friends who's relationships have failed.
    Naw DH and I are often counsellors to friends who are having a hard time in their relationships too .

    We're a little different to you though. You see, DH was married (separated) when I asked him out on a date...I knew his ex wife before I knew him. Anyhoo, we were engaged 3 months later and then married 1 year after our first date. We started TTC around 6 months after our wedding and got pregnant on our first try.

    We'll be celebrating our 4th wedding anniversary in November and our boy is about to turn 2, we both have daughters from previous relationships. I even counsel the father of my daughter on his relationships . We don't own our own home, we don't have a lot of money and don't drive a fancy car - but everyone we know see us as a successful couple, because we are .

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pinkzy View Post
    Naw DH and I are often counsellors to friends who are having a hard time in their relationships too .

    We're a little different to you though. You see, DH was married (separated) when I asked him out on a date...I knew his ex wife before I knew him. Anyhoo, we were engaged 3 months later and then married 1 year after our first date. We started TTC around 6 months after our wedding and got pregnant on our first try.

    We'll be celebrating our 4th wedding anniversary in November and our boy is about to turn 2, we both have daughters from previous relationships. I even counsel the father of my daughter on his relationships . We don't own our own home, we don't have a lot of money and don't drive a fancy car - but everyone we know see us as a successful couple, because we are .
    How much you charge an hour

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kimberleygal1 View Post
    It takes a long time to truelly know a person which many couples I believe don't do before they have children and many relationships fail. Dh and I didn't live together for 5yrs. We then lived together for 7yrs in which time we worked hard and bought properties, our aim was to set ourselves up first. We were then ready for kids, we now have 2 boys and a comfortable very happy life. We often find ourselves councillors to friends who's relationships have failed.
    You deserve a gold star! Unfortunately life doesnt always work the way you wanted it to. I have known many people who thought they knew their partner after 10-20 years only to find out one day that they never really knew them. I knew one of my exs for 10 years before we started dating. Not even his best friend of 25 years knew he was into ch1ld p0rn.

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    You may pay me in chocolate, or fudge!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kimberleygal1 View Post
    It takes a long time to truelly know a person which many couples I believe don't do before they have children and many relationships fail. Dh and I didn't live together for 5yrs. We then lived together for 7yrs in which time we worked hard and bought properties, our aim was to set ourselves up first. We were then ready for kids, we now have 2 boys and a comfortable very happy life. We often find ourselves councillors to friends who's relationships have failed.
    DH and I were dating for 4 months before got engaged and we got married 2 months later and fell pregnant 6 weeks later. We have 2 wonderful children and will be celebrating our 4th wedding Aniversary in September. You don't have to be together for years to truly know someone.

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    We got married 1 year and 1 week after we met. We had been married 7 weeks when we discovered we were 5 weeks pregnant.

    We have been married almost 19 years now

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    5 years before we TTC, 2 years before we were successful, second success 4 months after DS.

    Doing the maths makes DH look like a creep.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kimberleygal1 View Post
    It takes a long time to truelly know a person which many couples I believe don't do before they have children and many relationships fail.
    Completely agree with this.

    We were together for 7 years, married 2 years before TTC.

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    Almost 2 years before TTC. We moved in together 8 weeks after meeting, were engaged 8 months later, married 1 year after that and now having just celebrated our 2 year anniversary of meeting we are 7 weeks pregnant :-)

    My DH had been married before, and I had been in a long term relationship, this time it just felt different for both of us and we knew it was so right. I don't think there's a set time frame that you can put on 'too soon' (except maybe a one night stand where you didn't even get the guys name!), it all depends on your stage in life. A pair of 17 year olds dating for 2 years is not the same as 30-ish year olds doing the same.

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