That's gotta hurt right in the feels.
Love is far too complicated a subject to explain using facts and statistics. It really doesn’t make a lot of sense. So when you’re ready to take the plunge and pop the question about legally joining your lives together, it can be the best moment of your life, or it can be the most devastating depending on how your partner reacts. A proposal of marriage can frighten a person away for good, and they can simply disappear into thin air, leaving you heartbroken. These people popped that question, and here’s what happened to them.
After a Christmas vacation we were home and I asked her about marriage. “I don’t want to marry you. I never wanted to marry you. I never will marry you.” followed by a thirty minute speech about missing her single life.
I died a little inside, honestly. Tried to make it work but I realize now I stopped trying after that. Eight months later she moves out. Three months after that she is begging me to take her back, she wants to get married, she wants to own a house. And I’m just too hurt to believe her.
Therapy is helping. But a five year relationship died that day. And I miss it, but I’m not sure I miss her anymore.
Her addiction and alcoholism played a major role in her choice and feelings. She had, apparently, been using for a few months and kept it hidden. If you need help quitting heroin, go find it. It f**ks up more than just your life. The people you hurt the worst are the ones you love the most. And that love for you may never end, but how much they care for you just may. (MaintenanceGuy-)
Not Into Dudes
I proposed after 3ish years of dating and one year of living together and she said no. I was offering her my great-grandparents wedding ring. That was Friday night. By Sunday night, after a trip to her parents, she came back and told me that she was gay. That was 22 years ago.
Since then I have been married for 16 years to the next woman I dated. My wife has the wedding ring that I offered to my ex. The gay girlfriend has been with her partner for nearly 22 years. I have a daughter and they have a girl and a boy. I love them and they are just the best people ever. This is a bullet we both dodged. (prohaska)
26 Years Later
I turned down a proposal using the excuse that he was drunk. He was but I knew he was serious. I drove him home and tried the old ‘I want to be friends’ speech but he shut me down. He said if I didn’t love him he would just have to get over me. And he got out of the car and walked away.
A day later I realized what a f**king idiot I was being and I called him.
Tomorrow is our 26th anniversary. (Skinny_Fatgirl12)