I got married when I was 19 during my sophomore year of college. We both knew we still had a lot to learn about life and each other, but starting our family at that moment despite the chaos of student life just felt right. He was (and is) an amazing man, and I knew in my heart that it was the right decision for us. Today we have two kids and are still building the life we always dreamed of having, but it definitely didn't come without a few hardships and lessons. As a young married woman in college, I faced unexpected challenges (and on the flip side, opportunities). I'm so happy with my decision and where I'm at now, but I do wish I had known these five things before saying "I do."