Post # 1
Hello Wedding Bee’s –
I have been lurking for quite a while so I thought I would finally write on the boards. It has been really helpful to know that I am not the only person going through this!
Background: My SO and I have been together what will be 7 years in October. I am 23 and he is 24 and we met in high school. We went to two different universities that were close to each other and stayed together throughout college. We both have our degree’s and have awesome jobs. I am planning on going back to get a professional degree next fall and he will be going back for a professional degree one year after I start my program.
I always thought that I’d never want to get married until I was at least 30, but I want to be engaged with my SO so much now. We had a talk back in May that we would get engaged within a year. I am pretty sure my SO will wait until May to propose (even though he says is excited) but I really would love for it to be sooner. We have had deep conversations about what we both want out of a marriage and how it will be getting married while in grad school.
Well, thanks for reading this! I am hoping by writing here I won’t annoy my friends anymore about how excited I am to get engaged soon! None of our friends are married so it’s dificult for any of them to relate 🙁
Oh By The Way have you seen this amazing tumbler? http://myfriendsaremarried.tumblr.com/
Post # 3
Welcome! You can wait and talk with us 🙂
Post # 4
Welcome! We all can relate here 🙂 I hope that it happens sooner then May for you too!
Post # 5
@Meant2Bee: You sound like me, just a year older! I had a talk with my SO about moving it up. I knew I wanted to have a little time with my friends at school because I was closer to them. I was hoping for March or April at the time, but he said he would do it before my spring semester. Now, I’ve found out that I have about 10 days left.
I sounds like yall know how to communicate (after 7 years…haha) and so my advice might be to just talk to him about how your feeling. Make a list of goals and reasons. Just see if he’s thinking or wanting the same things?
Post # 6
@EvenAngelsFall: I know you can barely stand it knowing it’s so soon! He defintely wants the same thing. I told him exactly how I felt about wanting to get engaged and then he got angry with me because he thought a proposal was suppose to be a complete surprise and that he was supposed to pick out a ring by himself. I think he finally understands that a proposal can be a surprise, but taking such a HUGE step in a relationship should not be!
He has promised to talk to his parents and my parents soon about asking for my hand 🙂
I finally worked up the courage to show my SO some rings I liked, and I could tell he had a bit of sticker shock. He thanked me for showing him because he had absolutely no clue where to begin.
Thanks for all the support!