Marriage after dating for years
These aren’t women who have been dating for two months, but rather women who are in long-term relationships.
You might even be filling your thoughts with anxiety and frustration about the future of your relationship.There is actually a lower divorce rate now than in the 80s, and what marriage means on a societal level is also changing.Only time will tell how modern marriages are growing and changing from those started long ago.This may reflect growing trends in the delay of marriage.Much has changed in the last thirty years, and those in my study are still reporting general satisfaction in their marriages.What do these timelines mean for you still waiting for your man to propose?
I’m a believer that couples can have independent timetables from those stated above depending on their circumstances, but partners need to have a mutual agreement and understanding about the future timeline of the relationship in order to survive- and that agreement needs to be upheld.
If not, are you ready or willing to take a stand for what you want?
Read this question as- are you strong enough to leave?
The issue of how long to wait for the ring might be a decision point for you.
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.
So I have no preconceived judgements about long term dating without a proposal couples, but I am wondering if anyone else does?