(Closed) Waiting for a Proposal: The Male Equivalent.

posted 10 years ago in Waiting
Post # 47
767 posts
Busy bee

When I try and explain the similarities between wanting a marriage and wanting a career, his reason on why it’s different is that ‘a career only affects one person’ – a marriage affects two.

So I told him that if I wanted to, I could demand that he takes another job where he doesn’t travel, work weekends or long hours. But I don’t, because I know how important it is to him and I’m not a mean person!

Just because only one person works in that specific job, doesn’t mean that it doesn’t affect the other person.

I think after that he got my point, lol.

Post # 48
699 posts
Busy bee

I can tell you right now, this is what SO is doing.  Which is why I’m on the wait list. lol

Waiting for waiting.

Post # 49
950 posts
Busy bee

My SO is waiting for me to get my sh*t together so this doesn’t quite work for us…. he thinks I’ll never agree to it, which might be true as I hate hate hate being tied down to things (i.e. cities, jobs, etc).

Post # 50
1078 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

So I had a very impatient waiting day yesterday, and this morning I sent this story of “Bob” to SO with an explanation that the point is just to illustrate why I sometimes get in a funk, it’s just a weird/uncomfortable place to be at – the unknown, and that if the future boss would just give Bob a timeframe (ie. you’ll have your answer by May) then maybe he would relax a little about when they’ll call him back.

haha, I’m not subtle.

This is the response I get from SO:

“I understand how you feel babe, I always did.  I just don’t want to give you a definitive time cuz I think you should be surprised a little!  But, does that mean that I’m “the boss” in this case? Lol.”

Ugh, he can be so frustrating yet cute at the same time!!


So I responded that he is the Boss of this particular thing, and can’t he help me out a little?  “You can tell me a longer time, don’t tell me when….” 

so he responded:

“Lol, hopefully within the next couple months”

Whoooohoooo!  Finally some sort of confirmation from him!  I think I’ll be able to cool it until then knowing that it’s not too far off ;o)

Post # 51
368 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

@MsYankee:  I hadn’t seen this “Bob” story – thanks for resurrecting,  really hilarious! And congrats on the timeline! Waiting should be that much easier for you now ๐Ÿ™‚

Post # 52
957 posts
Busy bee

I think this is a portrayal men will understand better!

Post # 53
1630 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2015

Haha this is awesome ๐Ÿ™‚ 

Post # 54
354 posts
Helper bee

It’s cute! Thanks for sharing it with us. i know with my SO he definitely wants that job security.

Post # 55
1099 posts
Bumble bee

@authentic:  LOVE it!

Would it be passive aggressive for me to send this to my SO? ๐Ÿ˜›

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