You are not a used car salesman trying to get rid of shoddy goods.It might hurt to be alone, but it’s better for you in the long run than being in an unhappy marriage.If not, you may find yourself like Jennifer Aniston’s character in Bruce Almighty (she repeats this long-suffering role in “He’s Just not that Into You”) whose boyfriend needs literal divine intervention from God to get him to propose.
If you are focused on the subject, are you missing issues sitting just on the periphery? On one hand, if either of you are still in college or graduate school and not financially stable it might not be a good idea.But a 30-something guy in a multi-year relationship with a steady job doesn’t have that same excuse. Maybe he really is just saving up his pennies and has a plan in place.Couples who fell fast in love were engaged after nine months, and married after 18 months.These couples usually made it to their seventh anniversary before divorcing sometime later.They have seemingly great mates who have jobs and call their moms and open doors to restaurants- but haven’t yet popped the question.
The relationship is traveling into their third (or sixth) year and nothing is wrong except these girls would like to take the relationship to the next level and their men have yet to agree.
Before bringing up the proposal conversation, ask yourself these four questions: Can you accept your relationship as it is, and remove/ give-up the expectation of marriage?
Many women are interested in getting married simply because it’s validated by society, but that doesn’t mean you have to have a ring in order to be happy and have children.
Many couples are choosing to cohabit as an alternative to or dress rehearsal for marriage.
Research is mixed as to whether couples who live together prior to marriage are as satisfied as those that waited until after marriage.
You might even be filling your thoughts with anxiety and frustration about the future of your relationship.