And now the whole internet-watching world knows that this guy publicly belittled his girlfriend's hope to marry him. At her cousin's wedding.
Wow. Just wow.
As jokes go, that's not very funny.
I see they've been "together" for four years.
I admit it's a tad unusual, but B.A. and I married seven-and-a-half months after we met in person.
Four years, no wedding.
Seven-and-a-half months, wedding.
Yes,we were 36 and 37 when we met, but at 27 and 32 these people are not shy, gawky teenagers uncertainly entering adult life.
FOUR YEARS?!?!?! What sort of character revelation is he waiting for, I wonder. And, come to think of it, if she doesn't yet see how dumpable he is, friends and family should step in. After all, they've made the state of their non-union very public.
Well, it's her life, and I generally am pretty good about not giving advice when I haven't been asked for it. But if any of you, my little sugar dumplings, wrote to me to say that you went to a family wedding with your boyfriend--whom you love--and he knocked the bride's bouquet away from your outstretched hand to raise a laugh, I would say to dump him. At once.
If living together, I would say, "Move out. Take your stuff. Leave the keys. Imagine his heart racing in panic and fear, or worse, excitement. (She's gone! Who-hoo! Boy-man party time!) Book off some vacation time. Plan a trip to Paris. Or Rome. Florence is also very nice.
"Do not go back without a tearful apology and a ring. Unless, of course, you already have children together. In which case, what can I say other than I'm really sorry he did that to you. Try to find happiness in being a good mother. Pray a lot."