I never wanted to marry my BF without my parent's consent, and expected the same from him.
We had decided early in our relationship, that in the worst case scenario, we will break our relationship.
I get asked a lot of relationship-themed questions given where I work, and one of them is from women with boyfriends who want to know how long to wait for the ring.
These aren’t women who have been dating for two months, but rather women who are in long-term relationships.
The country was enamoured of the late Princess Diana and it would have been foolhardy for Charles to allow his beloved Camilla to become the target of public wrath.
Add to this his alleged propensity to do things as he pleases and at his own pace, and the end result is years of dithering.
Like most other things in life, courtships have a sell-by date.
He states in his study that happily married couples dated for approximately 25 months before getting married. Couples who were unhappily married soon after they said “I do” and quickly divorced more often married at or after three years.But it is not your parents or the society who will have to spend their lives with your husband. You are an adult, who has the legal and constitutional right to make your own decision.Marriage is a big commitment, something that cannot be broken easily. A 7 year bond is quite strong; though, not equivalent to 23 year old bond with parents. I won't advise you to go against your parents, nor advise you to leave the guy. What I would advise you instead is to complete your education (if it is not complete yet), and get a job. Take up a few responsibilities and then perhaps for your parents, your words and actions will have more weight.(CNN) -- Gowns have been fitted, caterers have been contracted and venues rented as June marks the busiest period of wedding season.But not all long-term couples will be heading down the aisle, according to Hannah Seligson's book, "A Little Bit Married." Seligson explores the trend of serious twenty- and thirty-something couples who invest years and even a decade in a relationship without the intention of ever getting married.