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Molly's Marriage
Libby Volgyes
University of Missouri
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Molly and Brian met in Cancun during spring break her senior year of high school. He played football in Missouri and she came from a small-town in Minnesota. Seven months later, Molly learned that she was pregnant. She moved to Missouri, had the baby (Haylee) and they married in Las Vegas. Together they tried to navigate the challenges of marriage, parenting and life.

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Molly's Marriage
Libby Volgyes
University of Missouri
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Molly, 20, enrolled in classes and started trying to balance being a mother, wife and student. Brian dropped out of school and started working full-time to support his family.

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Molly's Marriage
Libby Volgyes
University of Missouri
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Brian rocks Haylee's bouncy seat to keep her quiet while he plays video games with his friend. Though Molly's life has dramatically changed, Brian's activities have not changed since becoming a husband and father. On nights when he can't go out with his friends, he complains of having to "baby-sit."

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Molly's Marriage
Libby Volgyes
University of Missouri
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As their marriage wore on, the couple started experiencing problems. They fought frequently over many matters. Molly got mad at Brian at a Mary Kay party when he walked right past her without telling her she looked pretty.

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Molly's Marriage
Libby Volgyes
University of Missouri
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Unbeknownst to Molly, Brian began dealing drugs to try and make money. After being caught by the FBI for dealing drugs, he lost his job. He made a deal to work with the FBI for a more lenient sentencing. Unable to make rent payment, he broke into his old piggy bank and started counting out the change.

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Molly's Marriage
Libby Volgyes
University of Missouri
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Molly waits to tell her history professor that she can't turn in her book report and complete the class. She dropped the class and received D's and F's in her remaining classes.

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Molly's Marriage
Libby Volgyes
University of Missouri
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Molly packs up her and Haylee's clothes to leave Brian for a long break. After Brian was caught drug-dealing, Molly decided to leave him and go home to Minnesota. "If he goes to jail, I'll get a divorce," she said. "Either way, we both need some time at home."

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Molly's Marriage
Libby Volgyes
University of Missouri
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"I don't want my life to be like this. I don't want to have a husband. I don't want to have a baby. I don't understand how this can be my life," Molly said.