How did your families feel about you getting married at a young age?
Jerome: We had always intended on getting married, just not that soon. When I found out Deb was pregnant, I told her we needed to get married so that we could raise our family correctly. She was in her first year in college. Long story short, our families weren’t really happy that she was pregnant, but the baby was on the way regardless. But we were very mature for our ages.
Deborah: They supported us. We moved to NC the day after we got married because that is where he was stationed (he joined the Marine Corps right out of high school). We had to learn to be independent. We figured out how to make this thing work with just the two of us.
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