(Closed) Waiting…forever?

posted 6 years ago in Waiting
Post # 3
3420 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2014 - Manhattan Church Rec Center

@DoubleE:  *HUG* NEVER GIVE UP! NEVER SURENDER! Love, man…she’s a b*tch.

I will be honest. I think it all has to do with your clock. If your clock isn’t ticking then you have SOOOO MUCH of your life to find that special relationship, and the fact that people are living so much longer now, means that if we don’t run into our husbands until later on in life it isn’t the end of the world. Now, if your clock is ticking then you have another issue on your hand.

Back when people started getting offically married ’til death do you part’ ment 20-30 years. Now people live til their 80’s, average. You can actually have the space to have 2 lifetime loves. My parents have been together 30+ years and after so much time…sometimes people grow apart. you both aren’t the same people you were when you met. Some things don’t last forver. If my parents were to separate (which I would never wish) I know they could “bounce back” and find another person to spend at least another 25 years with. Isn’t that crazy? People live so long now…

Post # 4
75 posts
Worker bee

First of all, I just want to express how sorry I am for the loss of your mother. That must have been devistating.

I totally understand where you’re coming from with wanting to be married and being scared that you’re running out of time. It is the hardest thing to deal with and rationalize in your head. Obviously, @Sapphire-Dreamer is right, you should never give up!

I’m about to turn 28 and got out of a really serious relationship 3 months ago. I’m trying to get comfortable with the idea of “starting over”, but it’s very scary. You need to do what’s right for you in this situation, and if you aren’t sure it will work out with your current SO, it may be best just to call it quits before you invest even more time and energy. Just remember that settling with the wrong person is far worse than holding out for the right one!

Post # 5
1669 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

I didn’t meet my SO until I was 31. I wasn’t too fussed about it in the meantime as I had a HORROR of “settling”. I went on some really atrocious dates and spent most of my late 20s single. I had a great time. I walked away from a 5 year relationship in my late 20s and figured… that I was probably screwed in finding a partner, but would rather be alone than be settling just to get married.

Anyhow I met mine at 31, now I’m 32 and we are aiming for a 2014 wedding and I’m waiting on a proposal in the next few months.

If the relationship is that great though, I would give it a shot. I just went through the worst few months of my entire life thanks to SO’s visa problem, so just know that in (most) cases, there are things that can be done.

Post # 6
1448 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

You still have time.

I was with someone for almost two years, and was just shy of 29 when we broke up.  I met my soon-to-be-FI not long thereafter, and my life is totally different (in an amazing, good way!).

I don’t think you should give up on finding your soul mate if this relationship doesn’t work out for you.  You also shouldn’t be afraid of being alone.

Post # 7
2390 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

You’re so young!!!  I was alone for almost 14 years.  14 YEARS.  From 24 to 37 – what should have, I thought, been the prime of my dating life.  And then I met my wonderful H – he was 40.  Neither of us had ever been married, and we’re so glad we found each other at long last!!

Post # 8
279 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

I agree with Sapphire…never give up! I had a string of bad relationships in my 20s. I met my SO at age 32 and we’re approaching 3 years together. I feel this is my first healthy adult relationship.

Post # 9
8041 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2013

@DoubleE:  You won’t be alone forever and I don’t think you’re ever too old to start over. You didn’t give too many details, but if the visa issues do work out, would you want to marry the guy you’re with? Have you discussed marriage? I think talking about marriage in any relationship is fair game. If he is unwilling to talk about it, but still wants sex and a relationship then I think you need to decide whether you’re ok with that, or move on and find a guy who is the marrying kind.


Post # 10
397 posts
Helper bee

If this one doesn’t work out, don’t give up hope.  

When I was 32 I felt that way too.   I had just broke up with someone I was with for 3 years and finally had the attitude F*&K it, I’m better of by myself.  I was seriously happy with who I was then.  I wasn’t looking for another relationship and 32 days to the day I broke up with the ex, I met the ONE!

Granted, we aren’t married yet and it is almost 8 years later, but he is the ONE! 

Now to get him to the jewelry store!!! LOL

Post # 11
3587 posts
Sugar bee

Don’t give up hope! My cousin met her husband June 2011, got engaged Sept 2011 and married December 2011. ANYTHING could happen. She’s a year older than me, 32yrs old.

Youth doesn’t mean anything. Hell, I didn’t want to settle down until I met my SO at 27. Plus, 20 to 27 I didn’t even meet anyone worth thinking about marrying. So get that youth stuff out of your head. 🙂

Post # 14
1669 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

Once he’s under a little less pressure, I’d just sit down when you’re both calm (I reccommend a glass of wine as well) and start talking about where he sees himself in five years. That can help him voice what his plans might be without leading off with “do you think we are going to get married”

You’re totally wise to wait until things settle a bit for him – because if there are really visa problems, he may NOT know where he’ll be in five years and it will be hard for him to wrap his head around everything.

After you get that conversation going, it is easy to flow into if he eventually would like marriage, children, whatnot without it feeling like an ambush. Also, it will be good for you to listen to what he wants in the next five years of his life, and see if those plans could be compatable with yours and what you want.

Post # 15
231 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

Believe me when I say, I know how you feel! I’ve desperately wanted to be married all of my adult life, and I spent many, many hours searching and dating through personals and thousands of dollars on matchmaking services. I had a period of 10 years not in a relationship. I finally found my husband-to-be. I’m 38 and he’s 37.    I never would have imagined it would take this long, but I didn’t give up. It’s hard, but don’t give up! Keep a positive attitude and trust that the relationship you desire will be worth the wait, and when it comes, you will not take it for granted.

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