Dating my boyfriend for 8 years

For example, the day-to-day staple activities are done together.

You buy furniture together but you say, "What happens when if we broke up? " There is no definite sense this will culminate in marriage.

Are you factoring the other person into your long-term decisions? You can move across the country to a city you hate because your boyfriend or girlfriend has a job there.

CNN: What characteristics do you see in couples who are "a little bit married"? It's the sense your life together is moving in unison.

I know our parents are the most important people in our lives, ones who gave up a lot to bring us into this world, educate us, feed us, love us and care for us.They have seemingly great mates who have jobs and call their moms and open doors to restaurants- but haven’t yet popped the question.The relationship is traveling into their third (or sixth) year and nothing is wrong except these girls would like to take the relationship to the next level and their men have yet to agree.However, the next 30-40 years (at least) will be spent with your husband, not your parents. However, I will ask you to think over the situation rationally one last time, keeping all emotions out (it will be difficult). But if you truly do not want to go against your parents, break off your relationship right now.Don't keep him hanging in there waiting for you.