Q: How Do I Cope With a Marriage Rejection?
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Now we all hope that it won’t come to this, there’s no point in disguising the fact that whilst the vast majority of engagements will go pretty much without a hitch (apart from the obvious one of course!), the odd few won't go exactly to plan.
If you have suffered a marriage rejection, it's not all lost and it certainly doesn't necessarily mean the end to your relationship.
First up, you need to try and find out exactly why the proposal was rejected.
Perhaps it just came too soon in the relationship, perhaps your partner just needs more time to think about things, or perhaps they are just not yet ready to commit long term at the moment. There are a multitude of reasons that your partner may give and to be honest, very, very few are terminal.
Secondly, you need to sit down and talk things through. The result of the conversation may be that you need to wait a little while before getting engaged, or that the relationship needs to develop in one particular way or another. If so, then so be it. If you do truly love each other and are meant to be together, then a bit of patience and effort is a worthwhile investment.
Should the worst have happened and not only have you suffered a marriage rejection but you have had your relationship broken off altogether, then whilst it may be hard to accept right now, it is better to have it happen at this stage rather than a few years into married life. As the saying goes, ‘there are more fish in the sea’ so whilst it may seem like the end of the world right now, you can trust us, it’s not.
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