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This girl’s called Amy, and her story doesn’t have a happy ending. Nevertheless, she still hopes that things will work out one day.
Amy met her boyfriend Alex when they were both just 14. They took piano lessons with the same teacher, so they met at her house several times a month, when his class was finishing and her was about to start. They didn’t even get to know each others’ names for the first two months. But then they chatted once or twice, then they started texting each other, and quite soon she realized that she was in love!
She felt that he really liked her too, so they started dating, and they both soon became convinced that they were made for each other. Amy knows there are a lot of teenagers who say that after two weeks together and often it’s not really the case. But after a couple of weeks of their relationship they didn’t even have to speak to understand how the other one felt. Amy was really sure that she had found her soulmate, and she still is.
Months passed, and they spent more and more time together. Alex’s birthday is in March, and Amy’s is in April, with the dates being really close, so they turned 15 together, then 16, and…their love did not diminish. It still gets stronger and stronger every day.
So about three months ago Alex...proposed to her! First she was shocked because, even though she knew that they would be together for a long long time, she’d still never expected it at that moment. But…she said yes. She knew she wanted a family with him, she just didn’t think it would be that soon.
But okay, they’re both sixteen, and they’re not allowed to get married by law…so that was the first thing she said to him, still in tears of happiness. He said that now they were engaged, they’d just wait for a year and a half, prepare everything and get married the following April - the day she turned eighteen. It all sounded so beautiful.
So now she’s getting closer to the problem. Amy’s parents were always totally fine with her relationship. Her mom and dad loved Alex, and they were always happy to see him in their house. The same thing was true with his parents. They’re both artists and Amy thinks they’re amazing people, and it seems that they liked her from the very beginning too. And Alex said they supported his decision to propose.
But for some reason she was a bit scared to tell her parents. It took her several days to find the courage to talk to her mom about it, because, you know…she had no idea how she would react.
Her mom was quite surprised of course, but she wasn’t negative. At first she thought they wanted to get married right away, but then she explained the plan to her. Deep down Amy felt that her mom was quite happy to hear all of this. She doesn’t reveal how she’s feeling very often, so she couldn’t imagine her jumping around the room, screaming with joy. But she was quite positive, and she started talking about responsibility and that she had to be certain about her true feelings…and at that moment Amy didn’t like the way she was being so rational, but now she understands that these are just the kind of things mothers say.
Now Amy is sure that her Mom understands and supports her. After all, she was only twenty when she married her dad, and he was just twenty one.
But they both knew he might have a hard time with the news. Her mom suggested that she talk to him about it first - you know, to get him ready. But Amy said that it was her decision and that she should talk to her dad herself.
For the next week she was too scared to start the conversation. Meanwhile, she and Alex were already thinking about their guests, about the location and the ceremony, the dress…she knows that they still have a lot of time, but they want everything to be unforgettable!
So one day she and her parents were having dinner, when she finally decided to reveal all. She tried to be bold and confident as she said: “Alex and I want to get married”. And then…after a long pause… her dad just laughed. He thought it was a joke!
He laughed for a while, but then he looked at her mom, and realized everything was for real. He was silent for about ten seconds, but then… he just exploded. She doesn’t really want to think about it, but in short, his point was that she first ought to graduate from college, which was at least 4 years away, and over time they would see what kind of guy Alex was... she’d thought they got on really well, but obviously that had just been an illusion. “And even after college”, he shouted, “it would still be way too early!”
Amy felt so bad she started crying...
If you want to know what will happen next, watch the video to the end!
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