Member Rara Avis
America the beautiful
I don't. I think it all depends on the person. You've heard the saying "age is just a number," and I think it is. Some people at 18 act as if they had already hit the middle ages, while others are still acting like two-year-olds.
I am sure that your friend knows her own heart, and like you said, if she does something that will ruin her life, it is ultimately up to her. (I am not trying to say that we should just stand back and watch people ruin their lives, however.) She's engaged--they can break it off at any time if they feel they made the wrong decision.
Congrats to your friend, Erin!