Post # 1
We’re getting engaged by the end of the year and I’m getting really impatient! I don’t know if it’s seeing the recent wave of bees getting engaged or stopping myself from talking about it to SO, or what. We’re taking a 7 hour drive tomorrow for vacation and it’s gonna be almost impossible to not mention it. I know it’s not going to happen on vacation, and I’m fine with that. I just want it to happen soon!
Post # 3
@newcitylights: I know how you are feeling. I’m waiting on November to get here. It blows.
Post # 4
God yes! Every time SO talks about his “plan” and wanting it to be “a surprise”, I want to scream! It’s been 6 years (in October) – my patience has just about run out lol
Post # 5
My best advice is to be patient!!! I asked too many questions and got more information than I wanted. Now I already know that it will be during a trip to a foreign country and I will see it coming from a mile away. And he keeps talking about everything in relation to New Years… before New Years x, after New Years y… I wish I hadn’t asked at all bc now it won’t be a surprise! 🙁
Post # 6
I’m on the other side of the fence, and was never a waitng girl but this is what I would tell you, since I don’t know you the details of your relationship or anything else. I would say (Cliche or not.) to enjoy the vacation and enjoy the time.
Getting upset over something you know is going to happen is like that expression “A watched pot never boils.” If you have already been in a relationship for 6 years and you know for sure this is happening then enjoy your last few months as a carefree couple, because later in the year you will be enagaged with all sorts of planning (if you are having a ceremony) and all kinds of people asking you a zillion questions and what not. And then its newlywed time with all its adjustments and trials and tribulations.
A 7 hour drive is a really long time, destract yourself with the scenery, some car games and creating great memories. I remember the last time I drove through PA the Poconos are pretty, I made a lot of memories on one of those highways on my trip to Punxsy and Scranton last year. Man what a blast! But seriously if you keep your mind on other things the time will fly.
Post # 7
I speak from experience, when I say try not to let it overwhelm you. I got to the point where I was obsessing, and talking to him about it all the time. We’d been together for five years, and I’d known for at least 3 this was the man I wanted to marry. I was seriously driving us both crazy, and I think I might have even been depressed. And he really wanted everything to be a surprise. So when I kept bringing it up, it couldn’t happen. Let him do it on his own time. Try to focus on yourself and other things. I know that it’s hard to do when your heart and soul aches for it, but try to be patient. It really is worth waiting for, and it’s much more romantic if you don’t know the where, when, and how.
Post # 8
Thanks for the advice bees! We’re in the car now. We’re listening to the radio and a commercial for jewelry came on and he turned up the radio. I said something about how he’s going to get an awesome deal on my ring and he asked how. I told him he has connections for both the setting and stone. He said nothing and sat there stone faced. Either he bought the ring already or he’s tired of hearing about it (we just found out about the setting connection on saturday). Probably the latter 🙁 I’m shutting up for real now.
Post # 9
@HeartsandSparkles: even when it’s not a surprise, it is still perfect and wonderful and overwhelming 🙂 i guessed the date, i saw the ring box bulge in his pocket, but it was still wonderful and overwhelming and i cried 🙂
OP, just keep yourself distracted! just relax and enjoy the vacation, fingers crossed 🙂
Post # 10
Ya its stressful waiting. It can really drive you nuts. My boyfriend should propose any day now as we discussed getting married next Sept and where we live venues need to be booked at least a year ahead if not longer so he knows hes got to propose soon so we can start planning. I’m really stressing about if, when, how he will do it and its even more nerve wrecking for me because weve been together 2.5 years and i’ve told him its now or never and that I will walk if we we don’t start thinking of our future and moving this forward. I’mm 33 and ready for family and kids hopefully he feels the same way and will show me that soon. I’ve been trying to shut up about it because the more I talk about it the more he will not want to do it its hard girl I know hang in there at least you know the proposal will come sometime soon we are halfway there!