Despite the forks in the road, and the otherwise bumpy paths that collided and are now the relationship Mr. Prince Charming and I are treading, neither of us flinched when asked about marriage, even in the beginning.
Sure, months into the relationship the last thing we were thinking about was molding our two lives into one. We were dating! It was fun! When it was the two of us, we were able to ignore the glaring bits of life that we managed outside of our relationship. I imagine it’s similar for many people when they begin a significant relationship—being in the presence of that person is the bright spot in your days.
Maybe it’s because we’re older. Maybe it’s because we fell into a very comfortable stride early in our relationship. Maybe it’s because we adore each other. Whatever it is, the people around us noticed. Even those who didn’t truly know us knew well enough that we’d found a really happy situation. The questions about our future plans popped up early and often. We didn’t necessarily brush them off, but we both knew the answer—we’d get there. We’d get married…on our terms, in our time.