How to Deal With a Proposal You Thought Would Happen But Didn’t

If you’ve been with your partner for a while and are still waiting for a ring, read these tips to help deal with all the emotions.

There are few things more exciting than waiting for a proposal from someone you love and want to spend the rest of your life with, but there are also few things more nerve wrecking. Will he or she really propose? How will he or she propose? And, most importantly, when are they planning on proposing?

The anxiety that comes along with the surprise element of not knowing can cause impatience and even uneasiness.”You feel as if you’re caught in a limbo, unsure of when, or even if, you will ever experience that long-awaited moment”.

When you are expecting a proposal, but find out that it’s not happening now or in the foreseeable future, there are many emotions that can arise, such as disappointment, embarrassment, confusion, jealousy and sadness, to name a few.

The fact that your partner didn’t propose when you thought he or she would doesn’t mean it’s not going to happen in the future, but that might be how it feels for you right now in the heat of the moment. Maybe your partner took you on a nice vacation, to your favorite restaurant, the location of your first date; the setting and circumstances seemed just perfect, but then no ring. The excitement and build-up of waiting for a proposal that has now occurred over hours, days, even months, has no pay off when proposal does not happen, and that hurts.

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