NZ Herald: Why women won’t ‘put a ring on it’


There is one thing that keeps me perplexed in my counselling practice and it is this: I see so many lovely, intelligent young women with good incomes, independent lives and loving relationships with friends and family. They love their partner and that love is reciprocated.

The big and distressing dilemma though, is waiting for him to pop the question. The stress of that situation begins to cast doubt on the relationship and with that women begin to label themselves as pressurising or nagging.

When I suggest that this issue of uncertain waiting surely is one that could be talked about with the man they love, their response is typically along the lines of “I don’t want to be the sort of woman who says ‘put a ring on it'”.

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