After dating for 3 years
My boyfriend and I have been together for 5 years and been living together for 3.5. We’ve been friends since 2007, started dating in 2010 and moved in together a year and a half after that. Her and her fiance have dated 2 years less than we have and they both make no money. I brought up the topic of us getting married a year ago when his sister got engaged.
I actually posted here in June with the same question. We both have established that we want to get married and have kids. I’m not doubting his love or commitment to me, he just moved 1000 miles with me because I took a job offer 4 states over. He told me “I have to save some money for the ring, who knows maybe we’ll be married before they are.” Well obviously thay didn’t happen.
” people refer me as my boyfriends wife and I always get tagged on facebook articles on married life by my friends. Many responses I receiced on the last post was “he needs time to save.” Or “he would have done it already if he really wanted, ditch him” we had a serious talk in June and he gave me a somewhat specific plan of what he’s going to do to save money for the ring (second job, cutting down spending) and that it’d be february or so before he can propose.
" This seems so simple, but when we're so distracted with the hustle-bustle of every day, it can quickly fade away.
However, it's exactly what I think a long-term relationship -- at least ours -- needs to function.
6 months ago I asked him for an update and he said “I want it to be a surprise.
Take you somewhere nice.” I waited another 3 months to see if he was planning a vacation and he had no plans.