Bought a Ring Still Wont Propose

posted 1 year ago in Waiting
Post # 31
3048 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: January 2021

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sickofwaiting :  oh my God… What an asshole! 

I’m sorry he has fucked you around like that 🙁

Super glad to hear about your health update though!! 🎉

Post # 32
2224 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: City, State

Congrats on being in remission! Whatvfantastic news! 

Sounds like it’s time to get back in your groove and then wave goodbye to this man. What a jerk! 

Post # 33
88 posts
Worker bee

I’m glad to hear you’re in remission! That is fantastic news!

You sound like you have the new lease on life that you deserve. Focus on yourself and your child. I can’t believe you and your SO talked about engagement recently and then he “forgot” about it. If my SO had gone through cancer and told me how important it was to be married soon, I would be thinking about it CONSTANTLY. You deserve someone who 1) considers your emotional needs, and 2) is excited to marry you.

I’m just curious, what do you plan to do on the off chance he proposes before you get back on your feet?

Post # 34
115 posts
Blushing bee

So he’s ok with drafting a will so all your money and everything you have goes to him if the worst should happen, but isn’t willing to marry you which would also give him the same benefits as a will staying he is your ‘heir’ so to speak without the commitment? I would calmly ask him about this and see his reaction.

 Does he really not see the point when you can sign a document leaving everything to him without the commitment? Or does he really want to be married but is simply afraid of any medical bills or debts falling on him because you’re married instead of just being written off if you’re not.  Whichever of those is his way of thinking makes a big difference in how to feel/react and you can go from there. 

If the first is true I’d really be second guessing him and thinking long and hard about whether it’s a deal breaker for me. If the second is true talk about insurance and possibly trying to upgrade to better coverage. Something along those lines. I’ve never been in your situation so I’m not sure how finances and insurance are for it but it will at least give you very important clarification on how he sees the situation and starting point to work it out. 

Post # 37
67 posts
Worker bee

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sickofwaiting :  I’m glad to hear you’re in remission, and praying for you to stay healthy. I lost an aunt to lung cancer.

Also, good for you that you’re sticking to your guns and have enough self respect to walk away! So many women stay in dead end relationships, which is a shame.


Edit to add: this guy seems like a jerk.

Post # 39
1411 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: USA

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sickofwaiting :  Yeah, if he wasn’t willing to marry you when you both needed those protections most, he sure as hell won’t be doing it now. He isn’t acting like someone who is concerned about taking care of their SO through thick or thin, otherwise he would have married you YEARS ago, and ESPECIALLY when you were diagnosed. I would rather raise a child in a loving environment where mommy was actually happy and not bitter. Kids can sense these kinds of things as they get older. Especially if mom & dad aren’t married. But they have a ring. But mom doesn’t wear it? That’s not the kind of relationship I’d want to model for my children. 

Post # 40
10219 posts
Sugar Beekeeper

Another one here so glad to hear of your remission. I also really applaud your emotional strength and clear sighted attitude. I wish you and your little one the absolute best of everything.

Nothing to say about him that hasn’t already been said, except that he is simply unworthy of you. 


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Post # 41
298 posts
Helper bee

You are such a rockstar OP! Huge congratulations on your remission!!!!! Sounds like much better things can now be on the horizon for your life than this guy. He’s a loser tbh, we are just random internet strangers but I can already tell you with 1000% certainty that you are worth way way more.

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Post # 42
10 posts
  • Wedding: September 2019

Yes this. Your health him getting a new job. That’s a lot going on

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Post # 43
38 posts

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sickofwaiting :  My situation isn’t nearly as bad as yours, but I completely understand. 

I was just diagnosed 8 days ago. My odds are really good, but there’s nothing like the “C” word to make you realize your own mortality. It really lights a fire under your ass. 

My boyfriend and I had talked about a future and a timeline. He still has about 2.5 years for what we agreed was a reasonable amount of time. 

But the diagnosis made me want to throw caution to the wind. Sadly, it hasn’t made him change his mind. Still, he’s willing to be there and support me through this. 

It must be so much worse for you, having your date passed, and having an actual ring dangled in front of you. I’m sending all the virtual hugs. 

Post # 44
277 posts
Helper bee

That’s amazing that you are in remission! Congratulations!

You deserve a better man.


Post # 45
541 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2017

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sickofwaiting :  I couldn’t be more thrilled for you regarding both your remission and your decision to leave him! You deserve the world, and someone out there is eagerly awaiting the opportunity to give it to you xx 

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