Not everyone is ready to get married. Even though you’ve been with your boyfriend for years, he just may not be ready to pop the question. Everyone gets cold feet; everyone has their reasons. If you want to encourage your boyfriend to ask you to be his wife, there are three fears you’ll need to help him overcome before you take your relationship to the next level.
3 Fears Men Have When Proposing
They’re not good enough for you
Insecurities plague all relationships. For some men, they just don’t believe they’re good enough for to propose marriage. They understand what the future brings but they aren’t sure if they’re good enough for you to spend the rest of your life with. Encourage your boyfriend by letting him know just what he means to you and what it means that you spend your future together.
They can’t take care of you in the future
Many men believe they have to be the breadwinner of the family. That’s what life has taught them. When they feel they can’t live up to that standard, it can give them cold feet. If your boyfriend feels he can’t take care of you, and a potential family in the future, let him know you’re in this together. You both can take care of one another and your family. Support this idea, encourage it as the best path towards marriage, and your boyfriend will see you’re truly in this together.
They’re scared of commitment
Some men and women are scared of commitment. Getting married is a big step forward for any couple, no matter how long they’ve been together. Getting married is a future and all that comes with it. There’s a reason why wedding vows are so touching, so dedicated, and so real; it’s because they’re true. For some men, this can be too much of a commitment and those thoughts will scare them out of proposing. Talk to your boyfriend about what commitment means to you and what it means for your future together. There’s always obstacles to overcome when your future is up for grabs. By talking to your boyfriend and being honest with one another, you can overcome each and every one of them and move forward in your relationship.