Advise on dating a married man

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You can tell that they’re beginning to doubt your partner’s love for you since he hasn’t proposed after all of this time.You’ve even heard whispers of them thinking maybe he has a secret family somewhere else or is a closeted homosexual, and that’s why he hasn’t proposed. A lot of people assume you just got married at some point and they missed the memo.A lot of people are taking their cues from the Swedes, who simply enter into domestic partnerships but never file any paperwork with the city.

Sam brings two children from his first marriage, ages 14 and 12. Throughout my post college years, I have kept up with his research.

You think it’s wonderful that your friends get married. After you’ve been together for a really long time, getting married just feels like an empty gesture. It’s a part of your label, whether you want it to be or not.

You’ve been there for each other through illness and very difficult times. Sometimes your partner notices when you feel bad for yourself.

You don’t quite know where this pressure comes from, but you can feel it in the air, lingering around birthdays and Valentine’s Day—will this be the day he finally proposes? But you and your partner both know that somewhere out there, certain friends or family members are wondering about it. You’re not supposed to care about any of this, remember!?

People say things like, “Good for you—defying societal expectations” and “I really respect what you’re doing.” You aren’t trying to defy anything or do anything. You aren’t subtly giving your middle finger to society or trying to start a movement. You’ve done things that, to you, are a much greater commitment than marriage. But the world really won’t let you forget that you are unmarried.

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