Dating seven years not married
Men tend to carry the most blame when situations like this are queued up for discussion.Instead of empowering women, men are looked to be “wasting a woman’s time” or “too immature to settle down.” Granted, those viewpoints are likely an accurate description, I’m not exactly a fan of leaving personal, life-altering decisions in the hands of other people.
All of the married men I know said they knew very early it was on the agenda and they simply wanted to make sure they weren’t wrong in their assessment.
If a woman is dating a man for 10 years (or more), she has every right to ask that man if marriage is on the table.
Ideally, she’d ask before a decade of her life passes by, but at some point the question needs to be asked.
Yes, this is most certainly one of those “easier said than done” situations, but I mostly find that to be a convenient excuse not to make the tough decision.
Often times women declare reasons for staying like “I’ve invested so much time in this relationship I don’t want to start over now” or “I don’t want to walk away from him now and then he marries the next chick that comes along.” But if a woman wants to be married and has waited 10 (or more) years in hopes of eventually being married to that man, it’s probably not going to happen.