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posted 2 years ago in Waiting
Post # 2
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2017 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2016

haha I love this 🙂 I’m in a similar boat and I feel embarrassed when people ask. We travel all the time, extravagent trips for weeks at a time. EVERY TIME I come back from these trips without a ring I feel like I’m being poked in the eye at work because everyone asks if I got any “gifts” while I was away.. Le sigh. His mother refers to me as her daughter in law and his father calls me the better half.

I WANT TO BE THE MRS ALREADY!!!!

Good luck to you playing the waiting game, I hope it won’t be too much longer for your sanity.

Post # 3
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77 posts
Worker bee

BdotNikki:  OMG, ALL of these. ALL the time. Right now, it’s slightly easier for me to chill because we have really only been in the FINANCIAL state to be thinking about engagment/wedding for like…6 months. But still, it’s hard.

The worst is when you can’t help but take it personally when someone else you know gets engaged. Like, why don’t I deserve to be engaged?! It’s kind of sick, really….ughhhhh.

Post # 4
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481 posts
Helper bee

BdotNikki:  YES!!! I’m not waiting anymore (thankfully – oy vey!) but I’ve so been there. We’d been together 4.5 years when we got engaged, and it was embarrassing calling him my boyfriend. Also, he’s 34, so it sounded silly.

One of the worst moments was when my partner and I were eating lunch, and a woman at the restaurant got a phone call: her daughter was engaged! She was so excited and started telling everyone in the restaurant! It was downright painful for me to sit there and see that table of people so happy over the thing I wanted most in the world. I felt like such a bitch for being jealous.

Post # 5
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721 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

Not sure if you guys live together (it kinda sounds like it) but after we got engaged, I looooooved hearing, “why did you bother… nothing is going to change” or other sentiments that reflect that a wedding or being legally married was a notion forever ruined for us because we lived together first. Really appreciated that.

Post # 6
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68 posts
Worker bee

 

As of last Saturday I am not waiting anymore but before that, I was SO there. Out of everything on your list (which was hilarious and SUPER relatable by the way) the one that was becoming the worst was #13. For the love of pete I am 40 years old and you are 53 . . . and you’re my “boyfriend”? REALLY?!??!! {cringe}

Post # 7
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2017 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2016

 

anonybee0810:  UGGGH I see this happening for us, we’ve been living together for two years and together for 4 years… My step-mom and her mother have said “why is he even bothering with a surprise proposal, he already knows you’re going to say yes” WTFFFFF ladies 🙁

Post # 8
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479 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

Ohhhh, I was SO there.  Then after 3.5 years he finally proposed (we had ring shopped at around the 8 month mark, so that was a long wait).  Now that the wedding is done, I actually feel like it was right for us even though it sucked while it was happening.  Good luck to you!

Post # 10
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344 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: December 2016

Love this!

Post # 11
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2524 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: April 2014 - Italian Villa

I definitely went through all of these! I think the phases of waiting are similar to the phases of coping with death:

Denial

Anger

Bargaining

Depression

Acceptance

And then it starts all over again!

Post # 12
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777 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2016

In the same boat… I know he ordered the ring, I know he’s talked to my dad…

 

tick 

 

tock

Post # 13
Member
481 posts
Helper bee

anonybee0810:  Ugh, we got that, too. We’ve lived together for 3.5 years, and people were such jackasses! Regardless of how long we’ve lived together, we want the legal benefits of  marriage, thanks!

gingerkitten:  Oh, I totally went through the 5 stages of grief. “If I do _______, maybe he’ll marry me.” “What if he dies before me and I have no legal rights because I’m not his wife?!” “Screw it, I don’t give a damn about tradition, anyway.”

Post # 14
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492 posts
Helper bee

Lol. We were together nearly ten years before I got proposed to! After we got engaged, some people were like “i thought you were already married”!

Post # 15
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1205 posts
Bumble bee

gingerkitten:  haha that is so true! Especially the cycling. I think I’m in a depression stage at the moment. I was definitely angry last week (I’ll blame pms). Bound to be moving back to acceptance any day now…

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