Dating boyfriend for 3 years
I have met many men and women who have missed the golden window of opportunity and are now picking up the pieces.Tragically, many women waste precious time on a relationship that has led nowhere and, in their late 30s or early 40s, find themselves desperate for a baby and looking for a new partner.Take the actress Calista Flockhart, who recently wed Harrison Ford after an eight-year courtship.I'm sure the smile on her face on her wedding day showed she feels it's been worth the wait and, like any bride, she must have been fizzing with excitement.And you need to sit down and have an honest conversation about how you both see your future.It may be painful, which is why so many of us avoid the conversation in the first place.They'd been together seven years and Emma, then 34, was ecstatic. 'Why couldn't you be happy with the way things were? Emma filed for divorce - 18 months after getting married.With the ring on her finger, she wanted to start a family. In hindsight, she wishes she'd asked James sooner what his intentions were.
And - more importantly - what made him finally change his mind? Or has she simply worn him down by sheer persistence?
Like most other things in life, courtships have a sell-by date.
The truth is that if, after three years, you want a wedding and your partner doesn't (or vice-versa) then something's wrong.
Putting his heart and soul into the business, he saw his relationship with Emma as convenient and fun.
But because he was afraid of losing her, he finally took the bait and proposed.