I do, I guess…, Feb 1

The Star Malaysia - Star2 - - R.AGE -

Shot­gun wed­dings. Pretty much ev­ery young per­son knows some­one who’s had to jump the gun and get hitched, and con­sid­er­ing the sta­tis­tics we found, it’s not sur­pris­ing ei­ther – 10% of sec­ondary school stu­dents in Malaysia are sex­u­ally ac­tive. Given the lack of sex ed­u­ca­tion in Malaysia, that’s bound to lead to a lot of un­planned preg­nan­cies and, un­for­tu­nately, shot­gun wed­dings. We spoke to a few cou­ples who’ve been through it, with vary­ing de­grees of suc­cess. Shot­gun wed­dings of­ten leave cou­ples with un­ful­filled dreams, and un­re­solved is­sues. The key to mak­ing it work, ac­cord­ing to psy­chol­o­gists and fam­ily coun­sel­lors, is to al­ways put the child first.

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