My girlfriend and I have been together for 2 years since reuniting. We were together in high school and the first year of university, then broke up. Seven years later we found our way back to each other.
We’re looking at buying a house together and I would like to get married and start a family, but she doesn’t want marriage. She thinks it’s an outdated institution and she’d rather use money we would send on a wedding to put towards a down payment on a house. She was lukewarm to marriage when we started seeing each other again, but that has changed to a firm no after seeing some friends and family’s marriages end. She thinks we are meant to be together after reuniting, that the current arrangement is fine, and that many people who never get married are happy. I agree but I can’t seem to get over the marriage issue.
I’m a traditionalist and my parents AND her parents want it to happen and they’re BOTH pressuring me. Is there anything I can do to convince her? Is there a compromise? -Eager to marry in Waterloo
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