(Closed) Celebrating 14 years…

posted 8 years ago in Relationships
Post # 3
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

Wow thats amazing! My friends sister also married her hs sweet heart. They were together since they were 15!  It was so cute when they were 30 they sent out holiday cards and said they were also celebrating half their lives together! So amazing!

Post # 4
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: January 2012

Wow congratulations BFF!! 14 years… geez thats longer than most couples even stay MARRIED!

Good for them 🙂

Post # 6
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: March 2010

Well considering they were very young when they got together, it makes a bit of sense.  However, I think if I were her, around her early 20s and after 5+ years together, I would have been a bit impatient 🙂

Post # 7
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: January 2012

@jingle: Oh that’s cute & really funny!

Post # 8
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 2010

i don’t know if the question is well fair.. i guess it’s different because you go through different life experiences.  for example at 16 you have to finish high school, then go to college, then start your careers, then become established.  it would be different if she had been with him at 30.  the older you get the shorter the timeline gets.  for example m and i started dating about a month before i turned 28 and i thought then that my timeline would be about 2 and a half years… and we toss around is it two and a half years from the day we met unofficially (nine months before we met in person) which would be the end of this february or two and a half years from our dating which would be dec 1, 2010.. so i think it definitely depends on the age you are when you begin your relationship to ask the question of when…

Post # 9
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: January 2012

To answer your question (I don’t know if I skipped it or if you edited the post lol)…

I gave my FI a 3 year timeline… and I’m in my early 20’s. I knew I wanted to be married by 25. I wasn’t going to waste my time b/c (in my experience w/ friends & family) if you don’t know by 3 years- you’ll never know if they’re right for you.

He proposed to me right before our 3rd anniversary… and looking back, I somewhat regret putting a “deadline” on it for him.  It wasn’t an ultimatum, I just told him early on in our relationship that I would have trouble waiting longer than 3 years.

If I could do it again, I wouldn’t have put a timeline on our relationship. When its right, it’s right. If we’re planning on spending 50+ years together- what is 3, 5, 10 (or 14) years in the grand scheme of it all? 

Post # 10
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

Wow, that’s a long time to be together before being engaged! My brother and SIL and my parents are both hs sweethearts. My brother and SIL have actually been together since middle school and they got married probably 11 years after they met and started “dating”. I don’t think I would have been that patient, especially not 14 years!

Post # 12
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: September 2010

wow! That’s a long time! I’m glad for her!

Post # 13
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2009

Wow, what an achievement!  I think I’d feel kinda bummed once getting married though, having to celebrate anniversaries back at square one!

Post # 14
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: February 2010

We got engaged near our 10 year dating anniversary, so I kind of understand! And the answer is……… it’s REALLY really really REALLY really hard not to nag and beg and ask. And that was really nice of you to be sensitive to your friend, because it was really painful to watch everyone and their grandmother (literally) become engaged and be married before you.

But, thankfully, everyone got what they wanted in this scenario 🙂

Post # 15
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Busy bee

Wow!

I cant believe 14 years! I would have gone crazy, we have been together 4.5 years (today :)) and I am going nuts! LOL

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