Post # 1
I’m excited but worried! My bf says that he wants to propose because getting fired has made him see things in a different light. He made pretty decent money at his other job (my previous salary listing for him was wrong). I am obviously very excited because this is something I have wanted for a while. Within the next two months seems awesome!
I just have my reservations because I am in school and he is unemployed. I am sure he will find something as he has the highest degree for accounting but I don’t know if this is the right decision now. He is bent upon doing it now not because I pushed him (I haven’t) but because he wants to start our life together and he wnats to make a commitment.
What would u guys do? Psych him down and tell him to wait til he finds a job? He definitely will find one soon. We have career services from Emory helping as well. I just don’t want ya’ll to give me your reasonings. Help. I want to marry him and be his wife but I don’t know if he is thinking this through.
Post # 3
I hope he finds something soon! But in the mean time, if he wants to propose, I wouldn’t stop him!
Post # 4
@southernbelle381: As someone with a degree in Accounting I feel like your soon to be FI can find a job soon if that is what he wants! Plus tax season is upon us!
Maybe he just had a realization that he doesn’t want to face the world alone?!?
Either way if I were you and he proposed I would say yes if your only reservation is the fact that he is currently unemployed. He will have plenty of time to get a job before you guys tie the knot. Plus having a future wife might motivate him to find a job quicker!
Post # 5
@sugar_biscuit: Thanks! I am still in school. I always thought getting engaged when I have graduated would be ideal but at the same time, I will never have enough time to bask in its glory with no other responsibilities! Whether school or work, life must go on and I am realizing now is a good time as any.
Thanks for the support
Post # 6
I don’t see a problem to get engaged and/or married while still in school. I recently got engaged and am still in school. Plus, I know people, who have been married (young) before they even start school and are doing fantastic! I don’t think this should stay on the way of you getting engaged, if you really love each other and want to be together. The lack of job, on the other side, might be a reason to hold off for a little bit as a wedding is a huge expense. You should talk to him and explain your concerns, maybe he’s got a plan 😉
Post # 7
@cinderella2: My parents want to pay for the wedding. They are just happy we are finally taking things to the next step!!
Did u have to put off the wedding planning til u were done with the school year though?? That’s my concern. I finish in July so I would only be holding off for about 4 months on the wedding planning if I decide to focus just on school.
Post # 8
I haven’t started planning yet. But it’s mainly because we will need to come up with the money ourselves and we’d probably wait till I get a more stable job, so we can afford it 🙂 I don’t think it’ll be a problem to hold off, especially if it’s just for 4 months. You can still gather ideas in your time off of school, so when the time comes you’ll be clear on what you want. That’s what I currently do 😛