- 8 years ago
- Wedding: October 2011
Hi, all. I’m Maggie 🙂
I’ve been lurking for several months, but wanted to “officially” introduce myself. I was active on the LDR boards for awhile, but as of June, my boyfriend and I are no longer long distance (after 2.5 years of a LDR!). I couldn’t be happier. I moved countries to be with him and we have been living together for more than a month now. I really couldn’t be happier and feel more sure than I ever did about him.
I’ve known my man since we were both in high school, so we were friends for maaany years before we started dating. I feel like we each know each other inside and out. When we first got romantically involved, I knew that this was it for me – I wouldn’t have risked losing the friendship if I didn’t think this was going to be a forever thing.
I’m 27 and my Boyfriend or Best Friend is 26. Before I moved, I made it clear I saw living together as the “next step” to marriage although I said I would let it be up to him as to when he was ready. We often talk about things like “when we get married” “our kids”, where we want to get married, big vs. small wedding, he calls me his “wife”, etc…but I really have no clue when he will propose. Part of me wants to think – he knows I made a pretty big sacrafice by moving here – that he will do it in the next year. But he hasn’t said anything about when, I know he hasn’t done any ring shopping or even saving for it as far as I know. I actually asked him if he would want me to pick out a ring or if he would do it himself and surprise me, and he said surprise me. My birthday was last weekend and I half hoped for an engagement but nothing….I was disappointed and after a few drinks, made a little drama about it – bad idea. I’m trying really hard not to say anything remotely pressuring to him because I want him to come to the decision on his own. But sometimes I freak out – how long will I have to wait? I feel like this is the right thing, we both know each other well, have made it through the distance and living together couldn’t have been an easier transition. We live like husband & wife already now…..why the hold up?
I am really looking forward to being part of this board and having a good place to vent because sometimes I my thoughts of when and if drive me crazy!!