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Runaway Bride: People Who Were Engaged But Never Made It To the Alter Tell Why

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These breakups led to better things

You may think that you’ve found the love of your life, and it’s only natural to ask that person to marry you. But just because they said yes doesn’t mean that they’re taking that commitment seriously. Heading toward the altar can scare people into trying to end their relationships because it’s all becoming too real. They may push their partner away or cheat fearing that they’re going to be trapped in a marriage before they’re ready. At the worst, an engagement can be a final attempt to save a wavering relationship. Unfortunately, it only harms things more.

Though it hurt to break it off at the time, these people realized that it was for the best in the end.

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