- 6 years ago
Hello Lovely Bees!!
Last time I posted, I mentioned that my SO and I have set a timeline for our engagement!! I am so happy; it’s just around the corner!
Even so, there are still a few people who are really pushing me and bugging me about the fact that SO and I are not yet engaged. In particular, it seems to be that many aquaintances (barely, if that) are extremely interested in our relationship. These people are of an older generation, so I suppose that it is understandable why they think it is weird that SO and I are not engaged yet.
Some of these ladies will literally grab my hand if I am wearing a ring (not even on the engagement ring finger!) or will actually “stalk” my ring finger and are just on the edge of their seats waiting for me to get a ring!!! They also expect “updates” on a frequent basis, meaning everytime they see me (every few days) they ask, “Has it happened yet”? “Any news?” It is driving me up the wall!!
I personally think that we are both still very young (I am 21, and SO is 23, almost 24), but I recognize that many of these older women were married at 18 or 19. Naturally, is this day and age, it is very common to not marry until much later, for various reasons. I started dating my SO at 19 years old, and believe me, I definitely wanted to marry him then!! But we knew that the best thing for us was to finish school and save money, which is exactly what we have done, and now our engagement is coming up very shortly.
Some of these people are making it very difficult for me to wait these next few months out. I am a shyer type of gal, so I don’t really like all of the extra attention! Have any of you ladies been in this type of situation, and if so, do you have any tips for how to deal with it, or maybe something I could say in response to these people’s questions?