Being forced to marry someone can often create unhappiness in both the male and female.
If they are unhappy with each other then the relationship can turn in to an abusive relationship, causing things to become worse.
In many cases, only one marriage-partner is a child, usually the female.
Causes of child marriages include poverty, bride price, dowry, cultural traditions, laws that allow child marriages, religious and social pressures, regional customs, fear of remaining unmarried, illiteracy, and perceived inability of women to work for money.
Pregnancy is the leading cause of mortality in fifteen to nineteen year old girls worldwide.
The lack of education, poor social skills, and the emotional adversity are all effects of early marriage that lead to a poor life for an innocent child.
The legally prescribed marriageable age in some jurisdictions is below 18 years, especially in the case of girls.
Even where the age is set at 18 years, cultural traditions may take priority over legislative law and many jurisdictions permit earlier marriage with parental consent or in special circumstances, such as teenage pregnancy.
In current years families have realized that young marriages are not good for children.
Many interest groups have tried to make new laws in countries so that the legal age to marry is eighteen in order to save lives and create a better world for females.