Married students suffer judgment

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By CONNIE ZIMMERMAN
Sports Editor

“Being married at North Central is almost like having the plague,” stated senior psychology major Tiffany Waskey. She and her husband Jacob Waskey, senior English major, were married this past summer on May 22, 2010.

Waskey explains an issue she runs into often as a married woman: “All of your friends who aren’t married think you’ve innately changed and single people you meet for the first time think you’re too different to be friends.”

One common judgment Waskey’s encountered at North Central is that people believe she rushed into her marriage.

“People tend to think that you rushed into getting married here at North Central. This is very frustrating since I know that I got married for the right reasons.”

Waskey and her husband did meet at North Central. They dated for three years before their engagement. Once engaged, the planning began for their wedding several months away.

The biggest thing Waskey has learned in her marriage is that “It is the best thing in the world and the most difficult. I wouldn’t trade it for anything.”

She shares another lesson learned from marriage: “Living together is not like dating or being engaged. It takes a lot of giving….”

When asked if she had any advice for dating couples at North Central, she offered this piece:

“For the love of all that is good, get off campus to make out. Don’t do it in the atrium; that will haunt you because no matter what you think, someone is watching you. Consider this: maybe you’ll date and get married, but maybe you won’t, so think about what you are doing with your head and not your fantasies. “

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