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21. Posted by timebackpacking (Budding Member 11 posts) 1y

Your at the crossroad. Take a left path and u get married, and have kids and have a mortgage that you'll be paying for 15 to 20 years. You will work 5 days a week and have more family obligations and responsibility 24/7. You get to have the longest lasting relationship as ur wife and you'll be the average human being. But forever wish u can travel for weeks on but you can't. The wife can't possibly work and take care of the kids while u travel. Ur job is gonna hold u back as well.

Or take the right path and travel. You travel for a month and may end up loving it. Don't fool yourself.traveling if ur an adventurer is addictive.

The question is, how much do u love the person. Why do u love them? If she doesn't share ur joy of traveling, what do u both enjoy doing outside the house?

I was at ur age when I got married. Dated 7 years, married after. 1 yr later had a son and than another later on. I have a job and a mortgage. In this point of my life, how I wish I had the flexibility to travel for a few months. But I have too much responsibility. If u want to travel the world, how will u be able to when ur me?? Will u be happy wishing to travel like those who did when they were younger? Ull be watching ppl that did like those on YouTube or blogger.

I'm lucky that my wife loves traveling. We travel every yr to a new country we never been on our 2-3 week vacation.

I advised that u really think on your path. Can the girl give you 6 month to travel and time away from each other. After being on a relationship so long, u might rely on each other too much. 6 month sound long but if she works, time will passed by quickly.

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23. Posted by robmer (Full Member 105 posts) 1y

You are certainly in the right forum for sympathetic ears. We are all here because we love to travel. I married young and did not get to travel for many years other that a one month road trip across the country. Now I can travel again and am making up for lost time. If you love to travel as much as you say, then your girlfriend should understand that. Maybe you have the wrong girlfriend. I am fortunate enough to be with someone who loves to travel as much as I do. That may be what you need. You should travel and fulfill your lust for traveling. If your girlfriend does not want to join you, there are others that will. Sometimes love is not enough.

You have read many opinions on this forum, but the final decision is still yours. Good Luck!

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25. Posted by trixity (Inactive 2 posts) 1y

And I hope you'll tell us about a decision you made. :)

26. Posted by Marko.H (Inactive 3 posts) 1y

Nice topic. :) What should I say? I agree with each other - you want to go, so go. You won't be happy if you try to destroy this desire of travelling.