My boyfriend and I have been together for almost 10 years. I am 28 and he is 26. I never really pushed the idea of getting married or having kids.
Lately, though, it’s all I can think about. When I ask him things like, “When do you think we will get married?” he does things like roll his eyes, and says things like, “Pretty soon, I guess, since women are never satisfied with anything.”
When he says these kinds of things it really hurts and makes me think I’m just not good enough. I’ve always been patient about this subject because of our age difference, but it’s starting to bother me.
I don’t want him to feel obligated to marry me, but I don’t want to waste any more time not knowing if we are in the same place. It’s hard for me to talk to him about my feelings.
Am I being unreasonable? Should I just wait it out? Should we see a couples counselor? Should we break up? We don’t have children, and we don’t have a joint bank account. I’m just so confused.