Span classnews_dtsep 25 2007spannbsp018332my boyfriend and i have been dating for over 4 years weamp39re very happy and many say weamp39re the perfect couple however after 4 years weamp39ve talked about a wedding but he still has not proposed.
My boyfriend of 4 years told me he need space we were working toward marriage last dec 2015 i thought i was going to get a ring i was disappointed tried to hide my feelings.
after a year living together almost 4 years dating my boyfried says he isnt sure about getting married he doesnt know what should i do update cancel ad by truthfinder i gather marriage is important to you if so you may have to make a tough decision keep waiting or leave the relationship.
after all you could hypothetically have a series of serious one year relationships for 40 sexually active years and still end up at the same number 40 which doesnt make you loose or a slut or a whore or any of the things you choose to denigrate yourself.
Maybe its not even a matter of an instant realization maybe after years of marriage they grow to realize that they were never meant to be maybe a close relative dies in the 4th year of marriage and one partner does nothing to comfort or be there for hisher spouse bam instant dealbreaker at least for me.
This wildly varies from person to person says judith sills phd a philadelphiabased psychologist and author of getting naked again dating romance sex and love when youve been divorced widowed dumped or distracted.
Span classnews_dtnov 05 2008spannbsp018332when you are dating someone your always moving towards marrige a step at a time eg moving in together if you dont think you heading towards marrige after 4 years then your relationship isnt moving forward and if the relationship isnt moving forward then its not a healthy relationship.
Evan i just wanted to clarify that i didnt intend to shoot down your premise that couples should wait i just didnt agree that it should be so rigidas in only after 3 years in this article the average time for happy marriages is 2 years and 4 months but that also includes couples that.
Here in england it must have eventually after four years of discussion and arguing through the lawyers and court cost my exhusband and i around 16350000 yes fifty thousand pounds.
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