In the Philippines, you can get married as early as 18 years old as long as there's parental consent. However, just because a woman is of marrying age doesn't mean she's ready to walk down the aisle. In fact, it may be a good idea to put off the thought of marriage until you reach your late 20s, at least, according to a new study commissioned by the Institute for Family Studies.

"Someone who marries at 25 is over 50 percent less likely to get divorced than is someone who weds at age 20," says study author Nicholas H. Wolfinger. Or in our case, file for separation. The reason: They still do not have the emotional maturity to deal with marital challenges
. However, the same study also says that waiting too long may also cause problems, since the divorce rate increases by five percent for every year after the age of 32.

What do you think, FNites? Is age a factor in the success of failure of a marriage? Let us know in the comments below!

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