(Closed) Everyone around me is engaged!

posted 5 years ago in Waiting
Post # 3
Member
5965 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: April 2018

Don’t stress it, it’s not like your making up engagements just so you can tell him, and possibly discuss your upcoming one (YAY!)

 

Post # 4
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1210 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2025

I’m in the exact same boat as you are! 

I’m trying to handle my feelings of jealousy about it, and I know it can be difficult, so when I see something like that I’ll go ahead and tell my SO,’wow, did you know so-and-so is getting married?’ just to get it out of my system. I think it’s better to just go ahead and say something than to let it sit there and the ‘why not me’ chain of thought start. 

I think it depends on your SO as to how they’ll respond to it. I can tell mine is feeling the pressure, because when I do mention it he gets clearly flustered and talks about how he doesn’t understand how people our age can afford engagement rings. I wouldn’t want to be pressured either, so I really try hard not to lay it on thick.

Post # 5
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191 posts
Blushing bee

I understand how you feel, but at least you know its coming for you. My SO says he wants to marry me, but yet still no ring. we have been together for 6 years and have 2 kids. Im ALWAYS a bridesmaid, its so sad. some friends of ours got married this past July we both we’re in the wedding. now we both are in ANOTHER couple wedding too, in June. our oldest daughter is even the flower girl. I hope when we walk down the aisle togther, then see our little girl he will GET ON IT!! Im trying to get better at not saying anything wedding related. but its so hard when EVERYONE around us is engaged or married. We are the last ones, and Im starting to believe it will NEVER happen. Sorry for my rant. just know your not alone.

Post # 7
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1850 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: April 2015

I’m convinced that guys are wired to have NO emotional response to the things that bother us the most! It’s okay to feel jealous, it comes out sometimes. It’s really difficult but you’re not alone!

Post # 8
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598 posts
Busy bee

@katy13:  Yes this has happened to me and I’ve poted about it.

23 years old, wanting to get married already!

Luckily the responses I have been getting have made me realize that with time it will come! Just gives me something to look forward to!

I hope he does propose to you, but at the same time don’t get your hopes up! It would suck if for some reason he didn’t and you’d be pretty disappointed. Good luck!

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