(Closed) Happy crying in my room valentines day

posted 6 years ago in Waiting
Post # 2
258 posts
Helper bee

I remember when my Fi was taking his time asking me when I knew he had the ring! I was not proud of how I felt I felt like a stroppy bitch. Like I had lost sight of why I loved him and truth be told it is very hard to snap out of that as waiting is a difficult time.  You don’t know what your relationship means any more at times and there is a lot of questioning and anxiety. That being said it really isn’t fair that on valentines after he told you he would make plans he hasn’t and you have to make him dinner. Not nice at all. If I were you I would go down and ask to speak to him no distractions. I would tell him how you feel and that yiu feel like you are ready to commit to him but you feel as though he doesn’t want to anymore and he has shown this by lack of effort in arranging plans for tonight. Let him know you feel taken advantage of when yiu just want to be happy together.  I feel for you. Emotions run higher on special occasions and disappointment can feel ten times worse. I would speak to him and let him reassure you and maybe you will feel better after. Good luck x

Post # 3
688 posts
Busy bee

Hang in there. This is mine and my SO’s SIXTH Valentine’s together and I don’t see it happening. At least your SO was showing you rings so you know it’s coming! It’s only been three months. I understand getting antzy but it’s not anything to get crazy over. He may even be trying to do it when you’re NOT expecting it (i.e. post holidays, anniversary, etc.) I’d be pissed too if I was under the impression we were going out to dinner then he turns around and asks me to make food. But if he didn’t explicitly say it, you have to know your guy. My guy is the kind of guy who asks what I want to do, we talk about it, and we usually do it or come to agree on something. But usually I am the active planner. I made the reservations for today, but he’ll pay for it. Why don’t y’all make food together and if you don’t want to stay in take it to a park or something and have kind of a “picnic”? Try to salvage the day. It’s still far from over. 

Post # 6
3384 posts
Sugar bee

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QueenBeeThatsMe:  I know its hard to wait, but try to remember that if you’re going to be with this person for the rest of your life anyways, years spent dating, engaged, or married still all equal the same thing — being with the person you love.  *hugs*

Post # 7
11376 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2015

Bee, I think you need to apologize if you said horrible things. Just tell him you’re sorry and he didn’t deserve that and that you are so upset because you can’t wait to be engaged and you are feeling super anxious about it. 


Post # 8
697 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2016 - Akron, OH

Honey, I think we’ve all been there, and even if we haven’t, I can sympathize with you. (((hugs)))

As most bees would say, just enjoy your relationship for what it is now. I’m a waiting bee like yourself. My SO promised to propose this month, but now he told me he’s postpoing it until the weather is nice, and because I know too much information, he wants it to be a complete and utter surprise. Just be patient, I know that’s hard to do but it’s well worth it. You never hear “I wish I would’ve got engaged sooner” When it happens, it will be the perfect moment and you will realize it was worth the wait. Go be with your sweetie right now, and give that man some kisses! Enagement is a benefactor of your relationship.

Post # 9
4499 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

Don’t beat yourself up over this. It IS a big deal and your feelings are completely valid. I would feel just as you do if I felt my boyfriend were sitting on a ring for no reason, stringing it out, and, on top of everything else, flaked on our valentine’s plans and asked me to make him spaghetti. 

So yeah, if you said horrible things you should apologize, but remember that your feelings are valid and you boyfriend is not innocent in all this.

I think you should have a calm, open discussion with him about how you’re feeling. It’s perfectly normal to want and expect to be engaged after 4 years, especially when you’ve discussed it so much. That shows self-respect. And it’s perfectly valid to be upset when he says he’s making dinner reservations and then doesn’t, and asks you to cook instead! 

Good luck and hope your day gets better. i can’t say it enough: remember that your feelings are legit, and you have power in this relationship, too!

Post # 11
263 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

the whole “waiting” concept is a bizarre one, as it seems to give one control over a relationship, which is counter to the whole concept of being a partnership. it’s ok to be upset, but not mean. xo.



Post # 12
535 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

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QueenBeeThatsMe:  How are you? Feeling better? I hope you enjoyed the rest of the night. Hugs! 

Post # 13
35 posts

Try to turn that frustration that you have into excitement! He HAS the ring, he is TELLING people about it.. it will come! Trust me I know the feeling. Before we got engaged we had been together 8, almost 9 years! He got the ring months before he proposed and I knew the planning was in the works for him,and I also knew he filled my best friend in on details and I would get so emotional wondering when/if it was ever going to happen. When I finally let myself stop thinking about it and be excited that it was finally in the works I wasamuchhappier person

Post # 14
98 posts
Worker bee

I don’t know what you said to him. If it was harsh, you should apologize. But honestly, he should apologize to you too! Forget about proposing, but telling you that he’s made plans and then expecting you to make dinner, on Valentine’s Day? Hopefully you received an apology too, because you had every right to call him out on that.

I agree with SpiderMum on the whole, though. It makes the person who’s waiting feeling like there’s a carrot dangling above her head. I think anyone put in that position would feel antsy, angry, and frustrated, so don’t beat yourself up for feeling that way at all!

Post # 15
39 posts
  • Wedding: August 2015

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QueenBeeThatsMe:  at one point, I was in “waiting” and dear god I regret being so pushy. It was in my head so much that every special occasion I would be asking if he is gonna do it. When he did, I was very happy, but in the back of my mind for a long time was- did he do it just because I Pushed him? We’d been together 6 years. I don’t want you to feel like that. This year has been full of stress and tears planning a wedding that we already can’t wait to be over. I wish I just enjoyed our relationship in the moment and forgot about the plan in my head… “Life is what happens when you are busy making other plans.” He is obviously commited to the relationship he’s been there for four years, maybe it’s time to stop “waiting” and go back to enjoying your relationship. I’m not sure of your age but science says you can still have babies in your 40’s so what’s the rush? there is a chance he could be hesitating because he is asking someone to spend the reSt of his life with him- scary! – and what if in all your waiting he’s seeing parts of you that are slightly frightening? 

Please, heed my warning. Same goes to other ladies “waiting”- enjoy your relationship And stop obsessing! 

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