Timeline from dating to marriage

There’s neither a set course nor allotment of years that makes it right. Some wait years to fall in love; others find it in a moment.

How can you time relationships if you can't time love?

"There is no 'normal.' Partners may have an implicit expectation of the length of an engagement, based on their family, their culture and their community.

Love is unique in every capacity, and what works for you will never work for others.

The only voice to follow is the one inside your own head.

We like to put guidelines and stigmas on couples, creating extra stress and weight to the already very delicate balance of relationships. Don't let anyone tell you you're spending too much time in it because isn't that the end goal of it all? Who cares if you’re engaged, or you’re still just “hook-up buddies” after two years.

If I’ve learned anything about falling in love, it’s that there is no timeline to it. Life's too short to waste another second refusing it. It’s your life and your relationship, and anyone who’s judging it clearly needs to get his or her own.

No one knows when it's going to hit, and when it does, what's the point of trying to twist it and mold it into some time frame that has no set dimensions?

If the news isn't enough to remind you life is fleeting, then your love should be.

The good news—with conscious communication and planning, a successful marriage means that conflict is inevitable (it has absolutely no reflection on whether or not you are in a marriage that will last), but how you repair your conflict is much more important.

Whether you are engaged, living together or married, work on healing your conflicts, create healthy communication and your relationship will last for the rest of your life together." So really, it doesn't matter whether you waited five years or five months to get engaged.

Last I checked, there are only two people in every relationship.

Your relationship is for you, and so are your decisions.

" to "It took him way too long to propose—are you sure? Only you can know when you're ready to take the next step.

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