- 5 years ago
I have to be honest. I am so relieved that I am not the only one who is slowly going crazy about waiting on a proposal. I have read many of the posts and I have felt everything! Between Pinterest and Facebook, I cannot help my impatience. My boyfriend and I have been together for over 2years. We have lived together for a little over a year now and he has talked about marrying me since day 1. There were several times I thought he would pop the question and of course he didn’t. He has a habit of telling me exciting news (like birthdays presents or upcoming events) he cannot keep a secret. Well, one day he told me that he was excited because his grandmother was going to give him the family ring for him to propose. That never happened and neither of us are sure why. Anyway, I have recently decided that if we aren’t getting the family ring until after marriage (implied by his parents) that I wanted a simulated diamond engagement ring. Two main reasons; I do not want to add debt to our finances right now because we are trying so despartately to purchase a home and most importantly, it’s about what the ring represents rather than how much it costs. We have discussed a ring in real gold with simulated stones and he will eventually replace each stone with a real diamond each anniversary or birthday. That being said I can keep the same ring that he put on my finger and not have to “upgrade”. The wedding band will be real though and we will save for them together. Since then I have found a ring that I love that costs about $300…..he still has not bought a ring. He talks about marriage and engagment as much as I do but it just hasn’t happened. Before he said that we needed to catch up on a few things and even splurging $300 or so on a ring would be too much. He bought me Alabama Football tickets for my birthday tickets = $300. lol I’m not sure what is going on at all. I don’t mean to sound so self-centered or debbie downer but reading the other posts where people feel the same as me somehow makes things easier to cope. O and I have definitely made a vow that I will no longer mention wedding like things until I am engaged. This is going to be so hard….I LOVE pinterest. Thanks for the venting!