The romantic futures of longtime rivals Laura and Nellie take shape in the sixth season finale. First, Almanzo proposes to Laura, but Charles says that the marriage is on hold until Laura's 18th birthday. When Laura decides to honor her father's request, Almanzo feels that Laura is perhaps not mature enough to make a commitment and leaves town. Meanwhile, the Olesons ponder closing Nellie's Restaurant but decide to give it one last chance when they hire Percival Dalton, the man who will turn Nellie's rude, snotty demeanor and poor work ethic around 180 degrees. Meanwhile, Adam learns that his father has died and that a hoped-for inheritance - which he hoped to use to build a new School for the Blind - never materialized.
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Charles stubbornly refuses to let Laura get married before she is 18. Yet he allowed Mary to be engaged to John when she was only 13 and told them they could marry when Mary was 15. Also, Mary wasn't yet 16 when she met Adam (she turned 16 right when they moved to Winoka) and although the timing isn't clear, it appears that she married Adam around a year later which means she was likely around 17. See more
So if he doesn't get his way, his love for you just goes away.