He/she got an ugly purse containing a mere $10. Best of luck! I had a similar experience, Melissa. 1) Why do you want to be married? So we got engaged, had a wedding (or commitment ceremony as some purists for the legal definition of marriage would - and have - insist), exchanged rings, got a witnessed certificate of our merging that has no legal binding, and call each other husband and wife. I want to thank you for your warning to young women out there. But I do think you should feel loved. Maybe I’m afraid of what the answer might be.”. And so far, it’s working out wondedfully. And if you've waited 10 years for a ring, then that's just an epic waste of your life. This is a good sign that he's falling in love you, even if he hasn't said "I love you" just yet. My Father's death has been pure hell for my Mom and not just because he isn't around anymore. Marriage isn't really about the legal relationship- it's about the sacred. September 25, 2019, 10:56 pm. I found a way around the marriage thing so I could get what I want all while giving him what he wants, no wedding and no government bounding marriage. I spent 17 years with my best friend who did marry me. jake actually said he loved me before i did. I’d suggest bringing it up again when you’re both sober and when you’re in an environment free of distraction. The LW is wise not to pressure him after dating such a short time. Then he started to say he never wants to get married because he knows we would fall into the tax bracket that would kill us each year at tax time. He finally moved on and it was sad but I understood he wanted more than I could provide. In Abby's case, he is being straight up stupid. beelzebarb February 4, 2013, 8:48 pm. Yeah, it will hurt like hell when you leave but it's better than that low-level but persistent angst of wondering for years & years more of when he will marry you. But if you are happy and the relationship is healthy, this whole thing is such a weird non issue. You said ‘I love you’ very early and then demonstrated by your definition that you really have no idea what love means: “It means I have a lot of good feelings for you, I care about you, and I want to date you for the foreseeable future.” First of all, your bf agreed that he felt that way too. I should add that I've only brought it up subtly but have just recently become impatient and voiced my desire to marry more clearly. So, if that’s the LW’s love language too, I could more than understand why she’d be anxious to hear him say it. You can "date" anyone, you don't "marry" anyone. In that case, it’s probably best to just drop the issue. I just feel like focusing on stuff like this is kind of silly. I certainly think so. It takes time to learn to trust your instincts about people and unfortunately that learning process often comes at the expense of getting totally and utterly burned. Five months of dating is not a long time, and it is understandable that he is not ready to say the L-word. is no. I say to women WHY do you want to do that if you do not pay rent etc whatsoever just for the sake of HOPE for a marriage and a partner who doesnt know what he wants apart from sex and a cook and a cleaner. Otherwise he is just trying to control you and has made it about himself. A side burner each time he needs one? "It is a selfish decision for a man to reap all the benefits of marriage without the legal responsibilities of a wife. Talk is cheap, we all know that. Very best wishes to you.. You desrve it! Or they foolishly stay with some total fuckwad FOREVER (again, because, I guess, they, too, are insecure) simply because he says all the time that he loves her — even though his actions painfully and clearly reveal to the world at large that he simply doesn’t. But he had it in his head I never want kids when I have never been serious when I have said that. And even if you don’t find it (which I am sure you will), being alone and loving yourself is better than phone conversations with an emotionally unavailable cold fish. February 4, 2013, 1:23 pm. How would you feel when it happens after such a scenario? February 4, 2013, 4:09 pm. Lately it seems like he wants to hang out a lot more and I end up turning him down for plans much more than he does to me. Abby met her boyfriend in high school. Abby and her boyfriend have shared major life events, including buying a home together, going on vacations, and adopting a dog. His proposal wasn't something he planned & looked forward to; it was a last ditch effort in case he was throwing away "the one" or the last "one" he'd want to be with? I have been with my boyfriend for almost 6 months now. When you love someone so much you will sacrifice your principles for them- you know you're in for some sleepless nights one way or another. I don’t believe that there isn’t something wrong with a guy who can’t say I love you to anyone but his high school girlfriend. Men propose to women they want to marry. bittergaymark But I suspect that this sort of withholding isn’t uncommon, although this was the only time I’d ever experienced it. About 2 yeats ago I gave him an ultimatum and said he had 6 mos to piss or get off the pot. If you're together over 3 years and there is not even an engagement he's keeping a tiny sliver of option open to move on from you without the hassle of a divorce. I asked him directly about those things again. Well that is the plan for soon. He is now apprehensive about marriage and feels we have problems and issues to work on before considering marriage. Anyway, I’m certainly not discrediting anybody who needs to hear the words, and I’m not even saying that I don’t need it. I received—and still receive—emails from women asking me if I’m married yet and how long I was willing to wait. I thought the same thing when I read the letter although I could not articulate it anywhere near as well as you did. Which is a relief, because I used to hold it in. I tried to get over my issues with marriage and opened up to the idea again. If he does see marriage eventually, then enjoy time with him and let the relationship progress at a natural pace without pushing and enjoy time together. These non-commited relationships leave you anxious and with low self-esteem. It becomes MUCH, MUCH harder to find commitment after 40. You say that you’ve decided you shouldn’t talk about it, but it appears to me that you NEED to talk about it. Can I stay in a relationship (almost four years now) with someone who perhaps doesn't see me as the One? February 5, 2013, 2:51 pm, A friend of mine went to the plumbers office to pay an way over priced bill and was grumbling about it to the clerk. He too would never say that he loved me because he wasn’t sure, or he needed more time, or wanted to see how it would go. I meant it when I broke it off and when he came back I almost didn't want it anymore. I agree its a very fine line. February 4, 2013, 3:35 pm. I'm 32, never married and no kids. I need to be able to envision a future. And for the first time EVER in my life I feel very secure. Original Poster haha. Agreed. Sad thing is, women these days seem to be ok living with a man and acting like a wife thinking it is the natural path to marriage. February 4, 2013, 2:58 pm. The word love means so many things to people, as in I love my dog/car/house/job, but I said “I love you” to many women and most of the time it was just to get laid. I read this, & everybody’s responses, and— while I think there’s some good points being made about expectations and the over-value of the phrase “I love you”— there’s something bothering me about the things you DID say your guy has said. Did you leave? Because I know he would come up with something very personal, very thoughtful and very meaningful. Move on. I agree with wild idea. After our breakup, we weren’t on speaking terms, but I heard he went into therapy. I just wasn't ready. As men say things they do not mean, that I learned well. At the time, I considered this less a threat and more a way to expedite the inevitable—marriage, family, an otherwise perfect union. If they are not your best friend, leave them and find your best friend. I think those two ingredients tend to be associated with marriage. Talk radio host Laura Schlessinger writes on her website, “The reason most ultimatums don’t work is that the person making it is not ready to follow through.” In other words, the only rule of ultimatums is to make sure you’re willing to follow through. So, back in the old days like Jane Austin days saying I love you meant you were married. A tall order but in the long run the juicy steak is much better sustenance for your health and happiness than a piece of sausage. February 5, 2013, 2:40 pm. February 4, 2013, 4:40 pm. "One day. He's putting his own needs above yours so it's time to love yourself enough to walk away from a toxic situation where both parties can grow resentment. I think that is a great book to show the different ways people act and show thier love. I have a close relationship with his children and his family and vice versa. Then it becomes a why buy the cow when you get the milk for free situation. Nothing was going right like we had thought when we packed everything up in 2015 and moved for jobs in our fields that required the degrees we earned. He told me he didn’t feel he could say ILY to someone unless he decided he wanted to be with them permanently. Are the two of you good for on another? If things are going well, even if you drunkenly say ILY “too soon” it shouldn’t be a huge issue. 10 Reasons He Hasn't Said "I Love You" Yet. Keep the person in your life who is your best friend and with you on a daily basis. Your Partner Isn't Sure They Want a Relationship With You, Addiction & Recovery, Marriage & Divorce: One Family's Story, From "Sex and the City" to Marriage, “The Longest Date”. I mean lets get real. If you're waiting for them to say it before you (Been there! I personnally would not care if my partner would not want to get married with me after year living together, BUT i would really care if he does not want to make a decision with regard to having kids. “He has never come out and said he doesn’t want to get married. The last time we spoke about it was last week and I think it was just so charged that I don’t really think we should discuss it anymore. My boyfriend of 6 years still hasn’t said it, and yes, it bothers me. I dont believe any person should have to deny themselves marriage or change their beliefs on it because of their partner. So your only choice to be happy is that either you accept the status quo now or don't, and then you leave the rest to destiny. Truth hurts and no one likes rejection but it sure beats waiting like a second class citizen when you deserve so much more. He said he just wanted to find a job, get settled, then he was going to ask. Would you really want your SO to say it just because he feels like he’s “supposed” to say it? September 26, 2019, 7:59 am. Regarding giving ultimatums, I completely agree with do not give an ultimatum without being able to follow through. He hasn’t said the “L” word at all yet. So he can get all free for the time being? When it comes to your relationship, only you and your partner can decide what’s right and wrong. Anonymous is right. He respects me. They were together 52 years. The reason I didn't leave is because I was afraid. Plan your next move without telling him. Yes you are wasting your time. I too played the game, breaking up a few times before the drawn out proposal. If he loves me, and Ive found a way to give him exactly what he wants all while getting what I want, why is there still a hold up?" Actions do indeed speak much louder than words. Don't pass them by. Sorry. February 7, 2013, 6:42 pm. It's often not. It can be hard to seriously put yourself out there and feel as though those feelings aren’t returned. As long as this guy is treating you right, and you are compatible, and you are happy in the relationship, that is what matters. I'll never understand why so many men don't want to put a ring on it despite the fact that 90% of their relationship is as if they were married (cohabitation, monogamous, property sharing)..so have a big party and make it official; if not you probably shouldn't stay together since he's not being respectful of your wishes as he clearly understands your need to be married. He hasn’t wavered, but she continues to wait. If you are not happy and not having your bucket list fulfilled I wouldn't be sticking around, you will be controlled by him the rest of your life in some form or another. I FEEL loved everyday because of all the things he does for me. I am a dime ;) My ex just messed up and I have also been waiting too long with uncertainty. I think the LW should leave when not hearing those words starts to feel unnatural or make her unhappy, but try not to worry about it too much in the meantime. February 4, 2013, 1:19 pm. But my point in this is that people in any relationship who care about the other person will meet that person halfway. February 5, 2013, 11:35 am. I'm now the one who tries to discuss it because I want to marry him and am growing tired of supporting him emotionally daily (he has bad anxiety) and visiting his family every summer without being his wife. he did for a long time. Unless the laws in Canada are very different from the U.S., and if I'm wrong, apologies, then they would likely be considered common law married, but are they able to get many of the benefits that a marriage license allows? I think that’s awesome. Someday." I feel like people, women especially, see “We said ‘I love you'” as the relationship stage and frame it in those terms. Even if he hasn’t said that he loves you, there are many different ways he could be showing his love for you—you just have to pay attention. It helped that we were older. He has what he wants so why should he "commit" more. And I'm not talking about physical distance. I thought if we had made it through "sickness and health" already together at such a young age and stage of our budding relationship that there was absolutely no obstical or challenge too difficult that we wouldn't be able to get through together. ebstarr Nor did he acknowledge the fact that we were quickly approaching our mid-30s, nearing the end of my prime childbearing years. (Hell, I think you might even be able to know sooner than that, but I'm trying to be reasonable here.) I eventually did get married but not until I was 39. He gives me thoughtful presents. To him, none of these were good reasons. Set our own rules and we all stick with it. We choose them by moving in with them but THEY DON'T CHOOSE US. It's not about the ultimatum being terrorism. He wants you to connect with his family and friends.3 3. He has never really been good at expressing his feelings verbally and has acknowledged that. 2012 became a nightmare year for him. Please come back to us! February 5, 2013, 11:48 am, **** repeatedly asking for THIS, not his. It’s getting hard to reach my feet to put on my shoes , thenbeckysaid I'm 37, and finally have the man and future I could only have dreamed of. She’s ok with it. Was his response. If you feel you have dated this guy long enough to have “the talk”, please do it in concrete terms. ... My Boyfriend Still Hasn't Said "I Love You" 10 Reasons He Canceled on You; It was the most difficult decision of my life to leave my love of 6 years because of his inability to commit to me. I mean, if you’re someone who is very verbal and you have to hear it, then find someone who will give you that. February 5, 2013, 8:47 am. He’s just not good with verbal affection but he shows me he loves me every day by his actions and things he does say. If he doesn't ease your worries and you feel like you made no progress in your conversation with him. People need to make informed decisions (whether they chose to marry or not and the long term impacts of either choice). I told him ILY after about 9 months. The point is.. I moved so I could finish my bachelor's and he came with me. I’m the same way. And then take it from there. together for years, why would she do something like that? I’ve dated guys who threw the “I love you” out there–but they wanted me to keep their relationship a secret, or couldn’t accept me for the way I was. After five years of dating, I told my boyfriend that if he didn’t propose by Christmas, we were over. And this isn’t true for everyone, but for me personally, I need to hear those words. This surprised him of course as he turned toward her she said “Whenever I get screwed, I like to hear it”. HuggaWugga This is hilarious! It just may not happen overnight and it takes effort to seek out someone new. February 4, 2013, 5:54 pm. If it does not happen within the time you would expect, leave. lets_be_honest Here are a few signs that your boyfriend does love you, he just hasn’t told you yet. Yet, she should plan her next move without It wasn’t ideal, and when we talked about it the next day, I made it clear that I didn’t want to pressure him but that was how I felt and I wanted him to know. So in fact he is telling you something by not having said the words yet, and that is that he doesn’t feel that “great level of commitment” he needs to feel to say “I love you,” but that he may get there eventually. That’s a weird thing to say, t’s scary when someone likes you so much. Everything was separate. He doesn't want to marry you. MissDre Ditto with a man with young children. I just never want to be a single mom. If there is ever any doubt, it is for a reason and you should always listen to that inner voice inside of you. Dating is not marriage, and if you’re not married, you’re just dating. He's not ready to say it. February 5, 2013, 2:49 pm, lets_be_honest He talks about marriage and kids with me. These are all healthy, normal hallmarks of being in a committed relationship, right? All of a sudden he didn't want to talk about both marriage and babies. Treat each other with respect, try to learn more about where the other is coming from, and let time work its magic for awhile. I am married, symbolically not legally. You and some of the other women here are so typical of the toxic female syndrome. The day at the altar when we were married. Move on. I totally get that, saw the data, and agree. I'm still trying to figure out myself. I do not agree that marriage is just a piece of paper. He keeps his cool during disagreements.4 4. my boyfriend and i have been going out for a year, and i'm in love with him. They know how to operate as a pack and they make their rules and do things certain ways and then men in other Cities are suddenly doing the same to get females to do what they want without trying hard. How Well Can Dog Owners Predict Their Dog's Behavior? Who knows! February 4, 2013, 3:07 pm. It seems to me like people are making a big jump here from “Just because someone says they love you doesn’t mean the relationship is perfect or even good” (which gets a big fat hell yes from me), to the very different “It doesn’t matter whether he says it or not.” It obviously DOES matter to her — and to a lot of people. And for him to say something about “it’s scary when someone likes you so much” is also an indicator that you guys may not be on the same page. Price of the ring isnt an issue cus everything I want and have showed him is under $200. At one point he asked me what love means to me and I said, “It means I have a lot of good feelings for you, I care about you, and I want to date you for the foreseeable future,” and he said he was on board with those things. They can’t. Thanks for your responses. Focus your energy on building a happy life for yourself and being around people that make you feel good and can give you what you want out of a relationship, not people who tell you exactly what you want to hear exactly when you want to hear it. And, when he did say it, it made it so awesome because I knew he *really* meant it. Ladies, do what you will, but please leave children out of it. I do not have to live out of suitcases weekend after weekend you know. February 4, 2013, 5:04 pm. How Narcissists Keep Their Mates From Leaving or Cheating, 6 Ways to Increase Happiness at Work and at Home, Psychology Today © 2020 Sussex Publishers, LLC, How to Say “Thank You” for Maximum Effect. I rarely see him, though we talk on the phone constantly. GatorGirl February 4, 2013, 4:39 pm. But I feel strong and happy with my friends and family. If they've been Having grown up with a previously-distant father who threw out “I love you” at the drop of a hat while not doing anything to back those words up, I learned pretty quickly that talk is cheap. February 4, 2013, 4:12 pm, Also, there’s a big difference between ‘Don’t be an annoying gf who bugs him to say I love you’ and ‘decide what you want and get it or move on.’. He left to another city where we were suppose to move in together next week. I really wish you’d given a timeframe for all of this outside of the fact that you’d been dating 5 months when you said it. We were very happy together and I already felt I had met the love of my life but I felt it was an early mention at three weeks of dating. February 5, 2013, 2:53 pm. Perhaps HIS intuition is better than you think. I don't want a wedding. He’s told me before that he cares for me deeply, but he’s not in love. Re HJNTIY, I just wanted to break it down to the basics that if you're on a different page with your man and he has no desires to be on your page, he just doesn't want you enough. I think maybe the LW was feeling insecure after saying I love you and not hearing it back, and so she downplayed what it meant to her to minimize the “risk”. How’s life? Move on. Hey, they’re — more often than — merely a really great way to get laid. This gets said a lot around here, but- aim higher. All rights reserved. And she doesn’t press him either: “I feel scared to ask why. My take on the big L word is that you can’t put a timeline on it. It is getting to be less and less a big deal. You need to move on and find someone who can . I only want to be with someone who isn't using me as a place holder while the search continues for the "next" best thing... That person broke my heart because I wasn't important enough to him- even After all the good times we shared. What stands out to me here is your reaction to having said ILY in “non-ideal” circumstances, as well as to the lack of reciprocation by your bf. Tour on my own, tell him straight I will start seeing others too why not as there is not really anything moving forward anymore....let him beg and plan an excellent walk away. How long do you think such type of commitment will last? Rori helped me undo all of that and I inspired my then sweetheart to become my now husband. Wasted time cant be returned as well. :'), you couldnt be further from the truth. Because if kids are in the picture for a woman, it is better for her to find a more suitable partner with the same goal. Try telling that to lawyers when one dies without a will and there you are with a marriage certificate a whole 7 months old. I am glad the "end" was quick, and I got out. he was perfectly content, and it was very nice because i think i would have gone more to the “hes an annoying boyfriend who is pestering me” side of things…, lets_be_honest Two questions to consider: without telling him, and the decision was to leave the I'll be honest here and say that I have already said I love you to him. I 100% think that there’s no “right amount of time” for this sort of stuff, but it would be good to know if it had been weeks or months since you’d said it. Kristen Sometimes people feel comfortable using it within the first month, but others may need a lot more time. Anything I could ever want in a boyfriend, I have in him, minus those three little words. MissSally I think there are people who are cautious for good measure, and there are people who keep you hanging on. Then don’t worry about the words. Long gone are the days women NEED men for financial support. When my boyfriend and I met he spoke of marriage right away which at first scared me. Kids wont make or break me. --------------------------------------------------------------. do you get along? Instead of complaining about why he hasn’t said it, maybe you should ask him when there is a good time to talk. A relationship is about shared values. You know, honestly? He kept me close and involved during the unexpected death of his sister. February 4, 2013, 2:55 pm. He is sticking with you because you are a catch. He responded, "Of course I did. after her and asks her to marry him IF she's willing to take It goes the same way for you, too. If you truly feel in your heart that you want marriage. Either choice you make there will be both gains and losses. The flip side of this is that my stepdad feels annoyed and disrespected when my brothers, mom, or I don’t have time to do things like take out the trash, visit a relative, or any other “Act of Service.” To us, it’s just a thing to be worked in among all the other things, but to him, it’s proof of love and really important. I completely understand that he feels it to be a big step. relationship, her boyfriend will still find himself faced with an ultimatum. He could very well come around, but I’m getting kind of a casual vibe from this guy, just based off of your letter. You're not 20-somethings trying to find your way in the world. I’ve missed you around here! February 4, 2013, 4:43 pm. “My Fiancé Refuses to Help Pay for Birth Control”, “She’s Way Too Close With Her Ex and Ex In-laws!”. Five years or so later, I ran into him. He says he couldn't care less whether we're married or not because he's happy just being with me. It can be hard for people to trust their gut… the LW is apparently among them… but hopefully the variety of experiences here (including the sweet story of your marriage) help her with that! Maybe this is because I am a very verbal person, but I think loving someone and being able to say those three little words DOES go together, or ought to. https://www.mydomaine.com/reasons-they-dont-say-i-love-you-4586598 I don’t want to squeeze a declaration of love out of him so I also want to see how it goes. Five months is pretty short, I wouldn’t start worrying until it was probably a year and then have another conversation if he hasn’t said it by then. There's not a lot of mystery left. Men should thus then stay clear from women UNTIL they are healed properly without running around declaring women are toxic....and visa versa. I guess my big concern is not just that he doesn’t say it, but that he doesn’t feel it either. Relationship is always a matter of choice from both parties. I think the best is to keep quiet and to start distancing oneself and just like that disappear from his life for good. I think Bitter Gay Mark has great points, and I don’t disagree. Take it from someone older. Just curious, how much time do you guys spend together each week, and has that progressed over time? Bah, fast eddie I live a half hour away and I haven’t heard from Kristen lately either! Those 3 little words would mean the world to me, followed by will you marry me. But why would the guy marry any of the ladies from these stories if she is with him nevertheless? Totally! I have been with my boyfriend for three years and lived with him for two. I will never understand men. lets_be_honest Then you do as I am doing now. But it brings up one big question for me. He still wants to drag the relationship on anyway. At times, operating together as a couple without those legal rights can be an issue, but people do find ways to work around them. February 4, 2013, 2:30 pm, EXACTLY! 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