Dating over the years
This took me a long time to realise but now I have and I see that it's no expecting too much asking someone to commit to a life with you if it's important to you. I know we wouldn't be happy or feel a true sense of joy because we can't communicate well.
I'm by no means ready to move on and meet someone else but when I am it will be someone who wants to commit to me for life and doesn't have to be asked to. Presently, I have come accustom to being by myself. Today is not the first or third time I said to myself " this is not working for me!
I have never been happier and met a great guy 7 months later. He may buy you a ring..will never go thru to the marriage...kinda like.pick the day .. We do talk about marriage and our future quite a bit, and seem to want the same things but than another year passes and no proposal. If it's been forever and he hasn't proposed, he will probably never do it.
Time to start establishing an independent life with people who really do support you emotionally. He didn't want to move in mine and his is very small t accommodate us all.
I was also in a 10.5 year relationship that ended before Christmas. Unfortunately, I have the children ( not by him) who have been asking, " when are we going to tie the knot?
I moved out....moved to another state 800 miles away and purchased my own home... He has committment issues and will never marry you. I have also been dating the same man for over 10years. Ladies who want marriage shouldn't lower their expectations.It's horrible to hear, but quite simple, if he thought of you as The One, he would have married you a long time ago, it's just the way it is and I say this from experience. After 3 years together (and over a year after we had graduated college and lived together) I made it clear but he always came up with an excuse that the timing wasn't right.