(Closed) Jealous of Younger Friends

posted 6 years ago in Relationships
Post # 3
Member
242 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

Nope.  I always believed that it would happen when it was right!  Be patient.  Me and my fiance were students when we started dating.  We both finished school, got our degrees and are loving life!  You’ll be glad you waited!

Post # 4
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2254 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

I used to be jealous. I served in three weddings by the time I was 21. Fiance and I were together for 7 years before he proposed and though it was torture waiting for the ring, I’m so glad we waited. We have a strong relationship bc we been through so much together, and I believe that will make our marriage stronger. We got to pick out an amazing ring which we couldn’t have afforded if we were engaged younger, our wedding budget is larger because we both have stable great jobs which we wouldn’t have without our education, and things didn’t feel rushed. I’m not knocking on anyone who circumstances are different, but for Fiance and I, waiting until we are in our late 20s to be engaged makes life a lot easier I think.

Post # 6
Hostess
18643 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2009

Oh I know what you mean!  We got engaged after freshman year in college and had a long engagement so that we had graduated before we got married.  One of my friends from college got engaged and married within a year after we got engaged.  She did end up divorced less than a year after getting married though…

Post # 7
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5371 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2014 - Ontario, Canada ♥ EDD- April 2016

I find it hard sometimes because we’re waiting and we’ve always been practical and stuff, but then one of my younger friends (she’s 19) moves in with her boyfriends a few months after she meets them. They just throw money around and live in a love bubble haha. Sometimes I’m jealous of that because my Fiance and I have been together four years and that carefree love bubble stage ended during our senior year in highschool haha 😉

Plus she’s talking about having a baby with her current boyfriend of 8 months. She says she wants a baby before my Fiance and I get married. I think the fact that she wants to rush to get to the stage my Fiance and I are in makes it even harder to be friends with her. I think it’s jealously mixed with frustration.

Post # 8
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4663 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: December 2011

i was the first of my friends to be engaged and to have a baby. but that relationship didn’t work out.

then all 3 of my best friends got married within 2 years. and i was single for another 2 years after that. it was incredibly hard seeing people getting what i wanted so badly for myself.

ya know the saying, is it easier to grieve with someone or rejoice with someone?

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