Post # 1
So I logged onto Facebook this morning only to see that my younger cousin is engaged. Seems like everyone around me are getting engaged and married and I am not 🙁
The last 4 weeks I’ve been feeling a lot more patient and I haven’t really thought about engagement that much, but now that I saw that Facebook post and Valentine’s Day is approaching, it’s back on my mind.
Our 2-year anniversary is in April and we are going abroad on a romantic trip for it, and I just know that I will be so disappointed if he doesn’t ask 🙁
That being said, I realise I sound like an ungrateful brat so please bear with me, I’m just having a bad day and already feeling on edge due to an upcoming exam. I really am looking forward to this trip with him, it’s just that I know a proposal will be on my mind.
Post # 3
It’s ok, this is the place where you go to vent. Chin up girl, focus on the exam, and what shoes you will pack for your trip 😉
Post # 4
oh ya. almost all my younger cousins are engaged or married. very irritating
Post # 5
Go out and do something JUST FOR YOU. It will help!
Post # 6
And yet another Facebook update; a previous work colleague who is now married.
Thank you ladies, trying hard to stay focussed on the exam and not worry too much about my lack of engagement! That being said, I should probably be productive rather than visiting the Bee 😉
Post # 7
*hugs* I have had those days- I know how you feel.
Post # 8
I hear you! Hopefully it will happen soon.
Post # 9
Its OK to feel bad, but put it into perspective. Many of us took many more years to get engaged. 2 years is nothing. Not nothing to you, but nothing to some others. Look for the good thing. Happy smiles.
Post # 10
I know how you feel. I am POSITIVE it’s not happening for me on V-Day. In fact, he and I fought about Valentine’s weekend all weekend long. Long story, not worth talking about. Short version: he’s playing a game with his friends on saturday (which I knew) and now one of his friends is coming to spend the night so he doesn’t have to drive so far early Saturday. that leaves for us Saturday night (and he’ll pass out asleep by 9:00, and Sunday). I’m hurt and being a big baby I guess. We’re going to celebrate on actual Valentine’s day which happens to be a monday. Bleh!!
Anyway – I have bad days and good days. Lately I’ve been “letting it go” as well but this latest ridiculousness has put me back in that mode. It’s like a roller coaster ride of epic proportions.
We’re going on a trip too – late March (close to my birthday)…a long romantic weekend in New Orleans. I shall not EVEN get my hopes up. We have to learn to not set expectations for trips and holidays, you’ll only feel let down.
I hope you get your proposal soon! I too have encountered countless engagements lately. One of my best friends got a 3.65c diamond in December. A friend at work is getting married in a few weeks. Facebook updates all over the place.
Post # 11
It’s okay! I feel ya!
Both of my parents got engaged to their new SO’s after just over a year of dating again, while I still sat ringless after 4 1/2 years. Everybody has different timing, don’t worry – yours will come too.
Dive into that exam head on girlfriend! It does get easier! Just remember you have a great SO, great relationship, and an engagement is not going to immediately change that. In fact, you think that test you got coming up is stressful? Try planning a wedding!
PS, I too am going on a nice trip with the SO this year, Jamaica for a whole week. It will be with his family and family friends as their daughter is getting married. (You guessed it! Younger than me and with her SO less than me.) Thank goodness I’m passed this stage.
Post # 12
Thank you ladies,
I’ve been so pre-occupied with studying today that I have barely thought about it 🙂
I am feeling pretty certain that there won’t be a Valentine’s Day proposal… so hopefully I can just enjoy a nice date with SO without expectations 🙂
Post # 13
I totally feel ya, if my younger cousin (who is way more like a little sister to me) got engaged, I would FLIP MY SH**! She’s 5 years younger than me and has been dating her bf for 6 months and I’ve been dating mine 6 years. I would probably have to be institutionalized if she called me with that news.
Hang in there!! 🙂
Post # 14
Sorry for teh FB blues. I’ve had 8 friend-couples (know both halves of the couple :P) get engaged and/or maried since September, and have 2 more weddings to make it through. Depending on how well these weddings go will influence a great deal if my SO ever can see himself going through it – he hate ceremony, and thinks part of the wedding is about making fun of the groom by making him stand up front by himself (he has anxiety and crowd issues – he’s not being a jerk).
Don’t get down on yourself for being bummed – everyone on this board has had those days – you’re human, and probably a very nice one at that. Your day will come when it’s right for both of you, and all these bad feelings will fade. Good luck on the exam.
Post # 15
Thanks ladies 🙂 I passed my exam so I am feeling a lot better now!
Hopefully I will be able to enjoy Valentine’s Day without thinking about a possible proposal…