I was 18 when I got engaged, and 19 when I got married. I knew what I wanted then, and I see Bella as doing the same. She was choosing a life with Edward, and all that she knew that would entail. She understood from her side what she would be able to stand, and she couldn't stomach growing old and dying and leaving Edward behind. If she is to have him, she has to have him forever. I'm not saying she's always right, but she knew what she wanted.diane771 wrote:It makes sense to a person who thinks he is a monster and has no soul. How easy do we forget the hardships of being a vampire is? How easy do we forget everything Bella is giving up at the age of 18. Trust me when your 18 you look at life a lot differently than 25, 30, 35 and on up so to say that Bella was positively sure what she wanted by Twilight is IMO crazy.
I am not sure how old you are but believe me when you are in your teens and then twenties even your mind grows and so does you goals in life. So, sorry I can't agree to what you are saying because its coming from Bella's emotional, irrational mind and you do stupid things when you think you are in love. Edward waited and good for him! Bella got Jacob out of her mind and they went on to marry. So again what did Edward do wrong by waiting till he felt that they both were ready to make a desision that was irreversable?
I think Edward forgets that Bella is not a normal person. She makes big decisions and she sticks to them. I think Edward kept waiting for the moment that Bella would no longer want him, when her fleeting human emotions would attach themselves to someone else, and he would have to let her go. But he was only fooling himself if he ever thought that Bella would stop wanting him. I would have thought New Moon would have taught him the power of Bella's love for him, and just how far she'd go for him. He shouldn't have underestimated it.