Waiting bees, whats the first thing that comes to mind when friends get engaged?

posted 3 years ago in Waiting
Post # 3
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2015

I had to laugh at this. I have to admit that there have been a few times where I have seen an engagement announcement (usually on fb) and just thought ‘oh for f*** sake!’ which I then feel awful about, but quickly go back to thinking how lovely it is!

Post # 4
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: April 2015

Initial? Yay….but why not me? I guess it depends on the engagement and whether my judgmental self thinks they deserve it

Post # 5
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

Ha, as bad as it sounds depending on the people it’s “Well, that ain’t gonna last”. Other times it’s like “WHAAAT??? she’s so young though!” and then rare times it’s “FINALLY!”

Post # 6
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2017

Oh no, I totally have these thoughts!  I am always 100% super happy when anyone gets engaged – especially good friends.  But when people get engaged that have been together a shorter time than me and my SO, my first intial reaction is like “what?!  are you kidding?!” LOL 🙂

Post # 7
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Helper bee

It varies. There’s a twinge of jelly and somewhat of a ‘she’s/he’s getting married?? Thought. But that’s usually because they were either anti marriage or players.

But lately I’m more jelly of ppl who post birth announcements. My cousin just had a little girl last week and posted cute pics of her on Facebook. That one got under my skin a bit since I want a girl. But after that reaction, my 2nd was to be happy for her.

Post # 8
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2015

@tiff-tiff-tiff:  Lately it’s been “What the hell? Didn’t she just graduate high school? FUUUUUUUUCK.” LOL I freaking hate Facebook. I would never know that these little girls were getting married if it weren’t for stupid social networking. 

Post # 10
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Busy bee

@tiff-tiff-tiff:  too right.  Seems this last month has been the most active for my facebook feed.  4 engagements so far; all same age or younger than me, and one of them had been dating 9 months when last year they were talking about being committed to being single for s while… okay then.

Mostly, I am happy for them but it is often a case of “WHAAAA?  I didn’t know they were even an item/ WHHAAAA? They’ve been together 5 minutes/ WHAAAA?  They are younger than me/ WHAAAAA?  They were in along term relationship 1 year ago and then started with someone new 9 months ago and now they’re engaged?

It’s not easy when it’s happening all around.  Oh well 😛

Post # 11
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Worker bee

I stopped getting on Facebook, every week there was someone announcing their engagement which had me feeling Frown, I’m like haven’t ya’ll been dating for about a month ugh.  

@emmrr3 +1 +1 +1 so true

Post # 15
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Worker bee

tiff-tiff-tiff Good idea I’m going to stop the notifications from showing up on my Facebook I don’t need a reminder of me waiting lol but I do check in once and awhile to see their wedding talk and pictures. Smile

Post # 16
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Bumble bee

I used to think….great, another one bites the dust lol But now, I’m usually happy for people

 

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