I don’t have a husband. Or even a boyfriend.
But I am an adult. I’m thirty-one. I have a full-time job. I pay rent, buy my own gas and groceries (and everything else). I am emotionally mature. I make my own choices.
So why have I heard twice recently that marriage makes someone an adult?
First a coworker said to Matt (the groom), “You’re getting married! That’s awesome. Welcome to adulthood, buddy!”
And someone at the wedding said tearfully of Des (the bride), “Wow, I can’t believe she is finally an adult!”
I was offended both times. Marriage is not a magical door to the land of Adulthood.
So what do you think: am I too sensitive or do people speak too thoughtlessly?