So my boyfriend and I have known each other for 10 years. We were High School Sweethearts, that grew apart when he went away to college and I was still in High School. We later got back together and are now going on 3 1/2 years, and going strong!
Last December (2008) we were Christmas shopping when he walked into Whitehall Jewelers (a store that was going out of business). He asked me if I wanted to look at engagement rings. We looked and I fell in love with one. I could tell he really didn't want to buy it with me being there so we started to leave, even though it was an awesome deal. As we were walking out, the clerk stated that if we walked out the door, it could be gone by the time we came back. It was a $3500 ring marked down to $700. I could tell it was really bothering him because he is all about saving money, but we left anyway. We finished our shopping, and as we were leaving, he stopped in front of the store, and said to me "OK, Im going to go in and buy it if its still there, but you have to do something for me. You have to not tell anyone I bought this, or bring it up to me." I agreed and he bought it, along with my wedding band.
Well here it is almost 1.5years later and I still dont have it on my finger. I dont understand what his hold up us. He has known me for 10 years. If he isnt sure about me yet, will he ever be? I am starting to get really frustrated. I did really well at not mentioning it to him, but I recently brought it up. He jsut makes jokes out of it. I dont know what to do. Part of me feels like he must know he wants it, or he wouldnt have bought it, but then again... why dont I have it yet. we are still young. I am 24 and he is 26... this is frustrating!