When to Walk Away
That being said, while you definitely shouldn’t rush into an engagement, you need to know when to fold ‘em, know when to walk away, know when to run. When you’ve been dating for 5+ years and he still hasn’t popped the question, it’s understandable if you feel like you can’t wait any longer, but if you have to ask yourself “when is he going to propose already?!” the deadline’s probably already passed. The key is good ol’ communication—you simply have to find out if you two are on the same page. If in the back of his mind, he has no intention of proposing but you can’t give up the expectation of marriage, then it’s obvious it’s not going to work in the long run. Whether you stick around five more days, five months or five years, eventually you’ll realize you’ll have to part ways if you’re going to really get what you want.
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