Tyler Haddad, 25, and his wife Anna, 22, walk back to their downtown Columbia apartment. The couple is living on Tyler’s income working as a account manager for Veterans United Home Loans while Anna finishes her education degree at the University of Missouri.
A book on marriage sits on Tyler Athon’s desk in his dorm room. Athon, 19, is reading the book as part of the marriage counseling classes he is taking with his finance, Taylor Walker, 18. The couple has know each other since elementary school and have been dating for five years.
Taylor waits as Tyler changes before going to work at the Home Depot in Kirksville, Mo. The couple are freshman at Truman State University.
Tyler helps Taylor as they work on their calculus homework. They have several classes together since Taylor is majoring in Business Administration with a concentration in finance and Tyler is double majoring in business administration and accounting.
Taylor fiddles with her engagement ring while attending an event on campus with Tyler and friends. Tyler proposed at his grandmother’s house and the couple is set to wed in August.
Taylor checks her messages as Tyler walks her up the stairs to her dorm room. The couple lives in the same dormitory but have separate rooms two floors apart.
Tyler drinks coffee while Anna gets ready for church. The couple will celebrate their one-year anniversary on May 31 2016.
Tyler and Anna watch an episode of “Friends,” on Netflix in their apartment. The couple often end their evenings watching televisions together while Anna does classwork.