- 5 years ago
SO and I went ring shopping about two and a half months ago, and I found the one that I loved and he agreed it was the one. I expected a proposal shortly after, as he had been so excited and couldn’t stop talking about getting married/our future together.
Fast forward to yesterday, when I finally realized that I will probably be waiting at least until the end of the year before we get back on track for a proposal. He has been dealing with a lot of stress at work, working late nights and putting in long hours. He used to come see me at work on the way to his job (I’m a supervisor at a coffee company, he’s an engineer) but doesn’t have the time to do so anymore.
I came to the realization that proposing to me is probably the last thing on his mind right now, and that I don’t want to add any extra stress to his life. I stopped bringing wedding/proposal/engagement up entirely and will just relax, but I have to admit I’m pretty bummed.
I would have been fine if we had put ring shopping off, but since we did I’ve been expecting a proposal. I will most likely be on the waiting list for a loooonng time bees. Any words of encouragement would be appreciated!