(Closed) The Rollercoaster of Waiting….

posted 7 years ago in Waiting
Post # 2
15 posts

My SO picked up my engagement ring Saturday night. He doesn’t realize I know he picked it up. He thinks he has me convinced it’s on layaway but I saw the sales receipt show it was paid for. Saturday night we went to look at lights… nothing. Sunday we went out to a nice dinner…. nothing! I have told him for several months while we were looking at rings that I don’t want it Christmas Eve or Christmas day… So I’m waiting… I can’t say patiently because that would be a lie… I’m just waiting… LOL  I’ve made comments to him about those damn holiday engagement commercials and he just laughs… they are annoying when you are in waiting status…

Good luck!

Post # 3
2080 posts
Buzzing bee

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Meredith80:  It’s great that you and your SO were able to talk through this and agree on a timeline for a proposal! 

I know it can be frustrating at times when what you really want is to just experience that wonderful moment asap. But hang in there and I think you’ve got the right idea about enjoying these last months of dating. 

Toward the end of our dating period, before we got engaged, I got a little antsy too. But in retrospect — now that we’re married — I love looking back on all the fun we had while we were dating. It’s a very special time.

If early spring is his deadline, maybe that means you’ll get a Valentine’s proposal! To me, that would be the ultimate! But then I’m a sucker for Valentine’s Day, lol!


Post # 4
157 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: February 2017

A rollercoaster, in fact, if you look back at my very first post, I titled it “My Rollercoaster”. 

I suggest the SIUP, I was cynical of the thread at first thinking what is there to stop me Saying something? But surprisingly it actually works. It gives me a deadline date to keep quiet until, and it feels like such an achievement when I reach it! I’ve gone over a week in the current round and it’s easy this time! Probably with Xmas round the corner. Although it is on my mind all the time with engagements seeming to be the number one topic on my FB. 

i hope you’re Xmas goes smoothly and you have a wonderful time. Sending hugs and understanding of the ups and downs of waiting! 

Post # 5
70 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: September 2015

Awwww – hugs!  Waiting is tough as my soon-to-be-FI has my ring but he plans to do to the proposal in a few months, around our 1-year anniversary.  It sounds you have an awesome guy – I suggest focusing on him and making it the best Holidays ever!

Post # 7
140 posts
Blushing bee

All of you ladies are very lucky. Hope this will make you feel better and happy about your progress. I am currently waiting. My SO was the one who brought up marriage but that was a year ago. He is in a rough spot with money right now and he says he has a couple reasons y hes not ready. Weve been together a year and 7 months so i can see waiting til 3rd year at most but i cry a lot. It was alomst everyday but now maybe once a week. He knows how bad i want to marry him and he says we will. We live together and have a child. He also takes care of my 6 year old with me. A great man! But i know a proposal is nowhere near now and i get very sad about fb posts. Almost all of my friends are married or engaged and evertone says just wait but its very very jard not knowing if he will ever be ready or what being ready is. So ypu ladies be happy where you are and congratulations to you

Post # 8
76 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: June 2016

Facebook, Instagram, etc are the worst right now! I am in my final days of waiting and I know I am a horrible impatient grinch, to put it mildly, at times. Trying desperately to remember that in days we will be engaged and to sit back and let myself  be surprised! 

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