Talking it out helped so much

posted 3 years ago in Waiting
Post # 2
2113 posts
Buzzing bee

artteacher12:  what a great conversation!

I am glad you guys are getting on the same page about things, rather than being in the dark. You are def. moving in the right direction browsing for rings!

SO and I have been discussing things more and more. I think i need to be a little bit more direct, as you were. We talked about price ranges for E-rings and boy, we were we off on our amounts! lol. He was a good 5k from what i was thinking. I told him that is way too much, plus it would take him longer to save :p But we also talked about a general timeline (nothing specific) for kids, house and marriage. We are moving together this year! 🙂

Post # 3
363 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2015

artteacher12:  I am so glad to hear that you and your SO had such a productive conversation.  I think communication is so important in terms of making the waiting process easier.  I know way back when FI and I started dating, we had established an idea of where we were going to be (engaged once we had our own place- he actually jumped the gun on that one!- and married by 28 when I am teaching full-time), and although it was still hard to wait for the engagement  to happen, knowing that we had a timeline and both really wanted it made it infinitely easier to cope.  Plus, we were able to work out all of our financial and carrer questions, which helped give us a solid foundation or blueprint for moving forward. 

Post # 4
124 posts
Blushing bee

artteacher12:  Today, you have restored my faith that there are still young people out there who have a head on their sholders. It’s refreshing to hear that you and your SO are communicating like adults about all of this. I’m glad to hear that such talks are improving your relationship instead of damaging it – as that is what I am seeing in my close circles of girl-friends. Staying quiet is never a good thing, espitally when what you’re feeling and going through is something that involves the both of you. Thank you!

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