He likes it. Now get him to put a ring on it!
Learn from these 50 stories of women who have been there!
Sandy's boyfriend Jack wouldn't even bring up the 'm word'. She started leaving her things in his apartment, including some tampons in his bathroom. It worked! Too off guard to make excuses like "Living together is just as good as being married," Jack said, "People will start to think you're my wife!" "Well, how about it?" Sandy asked Jack.
Crystal got Paul to skip just living together by refusing to move across the country until she had a marriage license, signed and dated.
Read these full stories plus 48 more, ranging from the heartwarming to the hilarious!
You don't have to interview 50 married women to find out how they managed to get that ring on their finger. The author has done that for you. All 50 were married after 1990, so this is modern information for our changing times. Read and find out how you can get him to marry you and not just live together!
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"I got tired of waiting for my boyfriend Jack to propose to me. We had been together for two years, and he hadn't even mentioned the 'm' word to me. If things had been left up to Jack, we would have been boyfriend and girlfriend for the rest of our lives. I had just turned thirty and could not wait much longer to be married. I knew I had to do something to push him along.
First, I tried giving him a taste of the good side of married life.
Jack was raised in a family where two people should not be together if they were not married. I could not just move myself in and wait for him to do the rest, as many of my girlfriends were doing with their boyfriends, in hopes of getting that 'm' word mentioned. I figured I had to slowly make myself a fixture in his apartment. When he got home from work, I would suggest going to his place instead of going out. I started to do some housework for him. I would tell him how messy his place was and offered to help him clean it up. I would wash the dishes and vacuum. After about two weeks of "giving him a taste of the good side of married life," nothing changed.
I even did the unthinkable and cleaned his bathroom. All I got for that was a "Thanks, I owe you one." I had to come up with another idea that was more intensive."
REVIEW *** 1/2
How I Got Him to Marry Me by Cherise Kelley is a collection of fifty true stories from fifty different women who finally got their hesitating boyfriends in gear. Ms. Kelley points out at the beginning of the book that the rate of actual marriages and married folks are going down according to the census. Men are reluctant to marry due to the high rate of divorce, fear of alimony and child support, and being monogamous.
Each story is individual to that couple. What worked for one person may not work for another. One earnest college student found jealousy worked fine to motivate her shy engineer boyfriend. Another woman paid off her guy’s hefty back child support so he could concentrate on them. A few played the child card while others refused to have children without marriage. The one I respected the most was the woman who prayed for strength not to get married just because her friends were.
A few stories were humorous, while others were pleasing romantic. Some of the men seemed so worthless from the tales their wives told it made me wonder why they wanted to get married. Some women connived, a few lied, but most set down the law.
One woman commented she was the prize the man should be glad to catch her. I really wished more women had her attitude. People see things differently and these are fifty different women’s stories. Some will make you laugh aloud, a few cry and others will make you wonder if those two are still married.
How I Got Him to Marry Me is an anecdotal feel good book. It is not a guide to get a reluctant man to marry you. Do you really want to be married to someone who doesn’t want to be married to you? I hope not.
I explained, "I'm 30 years old. I've already had the last boyfriend I am ever going to have. In the future, I am going to have a husband, not a boyfriend."
He surprised me by taking this in stride. "I understand," he said. "You do realize I am in the Navy and all that entails?"
"I was born in the Navy!" This was true. My dad was in the Navy.
Four months later, he took me on a date to the top of the Space Needle in Seattle.
He passed me a little black velvet box under the table, and whispered:
"Babe, will you marry me?"
"Do you mean it?"
Yes, that's what I said. Not very romantic, was I?
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