I want to let go of the waiting anxiety

posted 2 years ago in Waiting
Post # 2
1090 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2017

becks90 :  seriously? I feel bad for your bf. Let it go and stop worrying. He’s buying the ring. Be happy about that and don’t pressure him. 

Post # 3
534 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2017

Honey, get off your high horse. 

Goodness Gracious. This was the most petty thing I’ve ever read. 

Post # 4
878 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2015

i was with my husband 5 years before i wanted to get married. a few more months wont hurt

Post # 5
9097 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2012

Show him this thread and let him decide if he still wants to propose.

Post # 6
11617 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2015

So he’s buying a ring and didn’t plan well enough to make the agreed upon date. But he is moving toward it.

I get that agreements should be upheld or at least addressed if they’re not going to be or need to be adjusted. Did he come to you to discuss the delay? 

why are you so anxious? 

Post # 7
3729 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2014

You’re going to have to let go of the reigns a little. You’re so obsessed with controlling every aspect that you’re forgetting that your boyfriend is planning on proposing to you very soon! Let him plan it how he wants. You know he wants to marry you. Now it’s time to step back. 

Post # 8
119 posts
Blushing bee

Well I for one can at least understand…my mother and aunt is coming to the U.K in a few months and we are having a big dinner to introduce both sides of our family. I really want to announce our engagement at that time when surrounded by all the people I love, because if the engagement happens a few months from now it will be bittersweet (so happy to be engaged to him but sad to have to announce it over a phone call instead of in person). I really hope it happens when we vacation right before the big dinner but I have no  guarantee. The positives here are you know it’s coming he is paying off the ring so just focus on that and you will survive a few more months and it will all be behind you and you will be ENGAGED!

Post # 9
446 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2019

Hey, I know how it can feel when you’re SO ready to get engaged and you know it’s coming, and a few more months can feel like forever, because that’s the boat I’m in now! But you really just have to try to relax. Life rarely goes according to plan. I know it feels like hollow comfort when you’re in the moment, but in the grand scheme of things, the extra time won’t matter. And for what it’s worth, an NYC proposal sounds crazy romantic! I would love it!

Post # 11
157 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: August 2018

I think an NYC proposal sounds amazing! I know waiting can have its difficult moments (I was just there) but what’s a few more weeks/months when it’s the rest of your life? If he proposes there, then you can celebrate there with your friends! It sounds like he wants to buy you a really perfect ring and plan a perfect proposal- I know it’s not within the timeline you agreed to, but he’s actively trying to make this happen. It’s not like he’s just ignoring timelines for the sake of it or to just buy time, he seems to really want to make this special.

On another note, it sounds like this anxiety is really controlling your life. Is it possible to speak to a counsellor and maybe sort out where this anxiety is coming from? It can’t be healthy for you and probably not for your relationship either. We have drop in mental health clinics in my town, is there anything like that you can go to just for now to help sort out your anxiety? Take care of yourself Bee and try to refocus (I know it’s easier said than done). Best of luck xx

Post # 12
72 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: May 2020

People on this forum can be mean, harsh and just plain unhelpful.

Take a deep breath. I feel like you may have anxiety in general and this proposal is where your anxiety is centering around. When you feel your chest get tight, breathe in deeply and breathe out slowly. You are working yourself up. If this anxiety is really affecting your day-to-day consider seeing someone? It doesnt have to be a big deal but you can get pointers on how to deal with this anxiety and obsession by a professional who knows what they’re doing. If your car wasnt running correctly you’d take it to a mechanic, right?

You can learn strategies that will help you in all areas of your life. If you really do have anxiety, after the proposal it could become about something else. You need pointers on how to cope with it.

Post # 13
114 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2018

Honestly, I knew my Fiance had bought the ring. I was still VERY anxious not knowing when the proposal was coming. I’m a hardcore planner, my Fiance is not but he gets that it makes me feel anxious when I can’t plan things. He’s my balance! I totally get why you would be upset about it. It sounds like he is focusing on the wrong things, like spending more on the ring than he can afford. I would be upset about that too. I like my ring but it is way less than what my Fiance could afford, and I’m very happy about that. Neither of us are fancy and we don’t like to spend a lot of money on things not super practical. I don’t really have any advise, but I can totally understand where you are coming from.

Post # 14
4252 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: August 2015

People all the time push forward to the next thing…engagement, marriage, kids, etc.  Enjoy what you have in this moment.  So many people keep on wanting the next thing and the next thing and pretty sure they are wishing their entire lives away.  Engagement is a fun time, but it isn’t the end-all be-all the people seem to think it is.  It is another step in the relationship, that’s all.

Post # 15
9926 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: City, State

At least you’re self aware.

Why can’t you still visit your NYC friends and share your joy? I mean, you already know you’re about to be engaged soon. And did you plan your whole trip around showing off your ring to friends in NYC? That part wasn’t clear to me.

Just relax. 

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