Post # 1
Well I was engaged. Close to two years ago my Fiance threw a pillow on my head and proposed. We had been dating for less than a year, but everything just felt right. Until it wasn’t. The bills piled up, wedding stress mixed with a still fairly new relationship caused out of control fights, and a little over a week after I had put a down payment on my dress (which was posted on this site.) and about a year into our engagement, he broke up with me. That lasted for three days…In which time we had a long discussion. He missed me and I never wanted to give up anyways, so we talked our issues out. We decided not to get reengaged. Well I decided lol. I told him he would have to talk to my parents (something he didn’t do last time, which caused some issues between my parent’s and he) and repropose all over again when we are stronger as a couple. It’s been almost a year since the break up, and in that time we’ve grown. We’ve never been stronger. The guy I fell in love with, whom I used to just see glimpes of, has now been out in full force for quite some time now. He’ll do little things, like go shopping with me without complaining, pick up oreo cookies for no reason besides the fact that they’re my fav. and fighting is a thing of the past. We have small arguments now, but nothing like the knock down drag out wars we used to have, much more like discussions about our difference of opinion; things we should have been having from the start. And every argument ends with a kiss 🙂 We’ve been together for 2 1/2 yrs now, and every day I love him more, and every day I wake up feeling like the luckiest girl in the world. About a month ago, we went ring shopping, and now he has a new ring (I lost my old one). This one I’ll admit I love even more. It’s my personality, understated but unique and perfect. The ball is in his court, but this time I know whether he proposes tomorrow or next year, it will be perfect. I won’t have to worry about stress because, unlike before, I 100% know we are ready. The boy I was engaged to before has grown up and became the man that I always knew he could be.
Thanks for reading through that long mushy story if you managed to finish it. 🙂
Post # 3
Awww, happy for you! it’s great that you guys could take a step back and grow as a couple.
Post # 4
@Jennyemm: sounds like it all worked out for the best! i can completely empathisise, as my fiance and i broke up for 2 years after being together for 3.5 years. we really needed that time apart becuase we weren’t ready for the complications some outside factors were causing, and now we are as strong as could be and getting married in a few short months. i’m sure the proposal will be magical, no matter what came before 🙂
Post # 5
Aw! Super happy for you 🙂 Keep us posted!!!
Post # 6
Thanks ya’ll! I will be sure to keep everyone posted. I’m hoping the boards will occupy enough of my time with wedding things that I won’t feel the need to get anxious about when he’ll propose 🙂
@peonia: It’s nice to know that I’m not completely alone in this situation. When SO and I first got back together, we were told by everyone that it would never work, since it didn’t the first time; and now it’s like people expect me to get married any day now! Haha some of the people who used to doubt ate their words I guess 🙂
Post # 7
That’s so lovely. It’s always great to hear bout how couples make it through those rough patches and come out stronger for it. Best wishes 🙂
Post # 8
I love stories like this! Best of wishes for a happy marriage 🙂
Post # 10
Sometimes in the right circumstances, time can make all the difference. I’m glad it all worked out for you both!
Post # 11
happy for you and wish you guys the best!
Post # 12
This kind of happened to me too! So glad things worked out and I hope you get a proposal soon!
Post # 13
Yay! Glad it all worked out and had a happy ending.
Post # 14
Thanks you guys! I know I’ll get a proposal when the time is right, so for now I’m just trying to be very very patient haha.
Post # 15
That is such a great story!! Congrats to both of you!! Sounds a lot like MY story to be honest, only add 4+ years of dating, 1 huge breakup (my inititative) and then 6 months of working things out and actually communicating…he proposed about a year ago, and we’re getting married in 4 months! Its so exciting and has been such a worthwile journey to getting towards being a stronger couple!
I’m sure that when he does propose it will be wonderful and romantic because you know you’ll be marrying the absolute perfect guy for you! 🙂
Post # 16
I’m so excited to read your post. SO moved out last week. We needed to take a step back so he could live as an adult with all the associated risks and responsiblities (my stable income and house + his risky sales career made for a strange dynamic)
I’m so happy to hear how well it’s worked for you. The rekindle sounds so romantic.
Here’s to following your heart!