- 10 years ago
EVERYONE MY AGE IS FLIPPIN MARRIED IN THIS FLIPPIN TOWN!!
I’m 22, by the way.
I had lunch with a dear friend from high school the other day. She is in a very weird kind of not-quite-a-relationship thing, and every time we get together, she has a new list of people our age who are now engaged/married/expecting. She feels “relationship impaired,” which sounds a lot nicer than what I’ve been feeling.
I’m not even talking about high school sweethearts-none of these couples have been dating as long as I have been dating my own boyfriend.
What the FLIP is going on!!??
Even my own mother harps about it. Ugh.
Not really looking for advice-just wanted to point out the ridiculousness of this situation. People actually feel sorry for me-people who don’t even know me! I don’t tell ANYONE how I feel about my empty finger…but somehow, they all seem to know that they should pity me, anyway. At my age, it’s absurd, but still humiliating.
My boyfriend is from a more urbanized area of the state, so unfortunately, the only pressure he’s feeling is to stay single. He knows one person who is married-and everyone makes fun of him constantly. Somehow, the idea of marrying me came up with his friends, once. Yeah. Not good. Luckily, they did offer him the idea of a promise ring. Yes, please add to my humiliation by forcing me to wear a ring that you spent all of five minutes choosing and looks like it came from the clearance section at Claire’s.
If you’re 24, and you’re buying your girlfriend a promise ring, it better be a damn nice ring. Also, maybe you shouldn’t take relationship advice from your permanently single friends. Just saying.
If one more person my age gets engaged to their SO of like five minutes, or acts like I am destined to become the cat lady because I am 22 and legally single/childless, I cannot be held accountable for my actions.
That is all.