DearSugar and Impatient Isla need your help. Everyone around her is getting engaged and she wants to jump on the bandwagon, but her boyfriend isn't ready to pop the question. They had agreed to wait until all their ducks were in a row, but she's getting impatient. Do you have any advice for her?
I am only 21, but it feels like everyone around me is either engaged or getting engaged! My boyfriend and I have been together for over a year but he doesn't see us getting engaged for at least another year or two. This is what I felt made sense, but now that all my friends are getting engaged, I can't help but want that too! What can I do to make myself believe again that waiting is the right thing to do? We want to be completely secure in our relationship, pay for a nice wedding, and he wants to be able to buy me the ring of my dreams, but all I want to do is get married now! Please help me! — Impatient Isla