SEND HIM PACK­ING?

If we’re hon­est, it might. But you should prob­a­bly do it any­way. Here’s why...

Cosmopolitan (India) - - LOVE & LUST -

It feels as though all your friends have got en­gaged in the last month—while your guy is tak­ing for­ever to pop the ques­tion. You don’t want to bring up the sub­ject of the ring your­self; after all, men are no­to­ri­ously skit­tish about ‘till death do us part’. But as re­la­tion­ship ther­a­pist Krista Bloom says, “If you and your guy have been to­gether for a while and he’s not mov­ing things for­ward with a pro­posal, you re­ally should have a con­ver­sa­tion to get what you need.”

WHEN TO BRING IT UP

Ev­ery cou­ple sets their own re­la­tion­ship pace, so there is no hard and fast rule that says you should be dis­cussing a pro­posal after a par­tic­u­lar amount of time has passed. That said, there are some guide­lines you can follow. If you have been to­gether for only four or five months, it’s too soon to de­tail the kind of ring you’re lust­ing after. At this point, you’re still get­ting to know each other, so it may weird him out. But it’s also not re­al­is­tic to wait for years be­fore bring­ing it up. “After you have been in a se­ri­ous, monog­a­mous re­la­tion­ship for more than a year, it’s per­fectly rea­son­able to

‘If you liked it,

then you should have put a ring on it’

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