- 5 years ago
I almost wanted to go anonymous for this because I feel so embarrassed, but I’m going to post this anyway.
The engagement that I thought was coming soon, literally days away, has been pushed back. For at the most another year and a half. I’ll try to quickly summarize as much as I can.
SO just graduated with a degree in engineering and has been working at a company since last year. He has slowly become more and more unhappy there, and he has decided to go back to school to pursue his masters so he can have more opportunities. Early last month, he bought the ring and had it in his posession (he doesn’t know that I know he has it) and was in the process of telling his parents about asking me to marry him, and I guess, he realized that soon he wasn’t going to have a job and would be putting all his money towards school and panicked.
He sat me down and told me that he wanted to wait to propose, and definitely wait to get married, our original timeline being a proposal before I graduated and to be married by the end of this year. Naturally I was very very upset and a little heartbroken..
I’m really trying to let it go and not affect our relationship, but it’s still so fresh on my mind, especially since the timeline we had before is just now about to pass. I can understand why he wants to wait, but it just really hurts me to have looked forward to something for so long and it doesn’t happen.
My feelings are still hurt when he talks about the future, and I feel like I just don’t know how to be supportive of his decision. I know he already feels bad enough, but I’m just still upset.