I’m a believer that couples can have independent timetables from those stated above depending on their circumstances, but partners need to have a mutual agreement and understanding about the future timeline of the relationship in order to survive- and that agreement needs to be upheld.
However, if you are asking yourself “when is he going to propose already?! You’ve probably picked up on an inequity in he relationship, and one (or more) of your needs is not being met.
Read this question as- are you strong enough to leave?
On one hand creating an ultimatum for your partner rarely motivates romance.
It might hurt to be alone, but it’s better for you in the long run than being in an unhappy marriage.What are the issues that might be holding him back?Are these worth addressing, accepting, or rejecting?If not, you may find yourself like Jennifer Aniston’s character in Bruce Almighty (she repeats this long-suffering role in “He’s Just not that Into You”) whose boyfriend needs literal divine intervention from God to get him to propose.In real life God doesn’t make such obvious house calls.
They have seemingly great mates who have jobs and call their moms and open doors to restaurants- but haven’t yet popped the question.