Jake R.
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Nils replied to Jake R.'s discussion Dealing With Engagement/Marriage Pressure From Girlfriend in Early 20s
"What are your reasons to talk about marriage with her if you do not intend to do it now? I think your girl is right to wanting to get married right after the engagement... Think about it. Why engage if marriage is three, four years away? Just to…"
Aug 28, 2015
Jack Bauer replied to Jake R.'s discussion Dealing With Engagement/Marriage Pressure From Girlfriend in Early 20s
"I'm reading fear.  He's afraid of making a decision. If they're agreed that they're going to get married eventually, her question ("why wait?") makes more sense than his ("why rush?").  Once…"
Aug 18, 2015
Steve Dallas replied to Jake R.'s discussion Dealing With Engagement/Marriage Pressure From Girlfriend in Early 20s
"I read it as the OP was a person that can never make up their mind"
Aug 18, 2015
Native Son replied to Jake R.'s discussion Dealing With Engagement/Marriage Pressure From Girlfriend in Early 20s
"I'm not sure exactly how the OP should broach the subject. The OP shows a perception that the light of his life wants to run the show, he presents her rather specific specifications for where they will live, who will be paying for what, where…"
Aug 18, 2015
David F. replied to Jake R.'s discussion Dealing With Engagement/Marriage Pressure From Girlfriend in Early 20s
"You need to talk about what your plans are as a couple after marriage.  It makes sense to me that she would like to secure your bonds.  I did much the same with my wife when I was getting done with my undergrad.   But we also had a…"
Aug 18, 2015
Steve Dallas replied to Jake R.'s discussion Dealing With Engagement/Marriage Pressure From Girlfriend in Early 20s
"I don't remotely understand super long engagements. When you ask her to marry you, be ready to marry. Finances, school, jobs, there is always going to be something going on, something that could be better, something that could be more ideal."
Aug 18, 2015
Thomas Patrick replied to Jake R.'s discussion Dealing With Engagement/Marriage Pressure From Girlfriend in Early 20s
"You are totally right, your marriage is supposed to be for the rest of your lifetime so you want to do it properly, you want to be cautious because this is not something you want to cut corners on and get a bad result. Tell her you aren't ready…"
Aug 18, 2015
manInTheMaking replied to Jake R.'s discussion Dealing With Engagement/Marriage Pressure From Girlfriend in Early 20s
"Hey Jake, Congrats!  Sounds like you guys have a plan even if you aren't entirely in line with one another.  Thats a lot more than can be said for most especially at your ages.  Few things I want to throw out there... 1.…"
Aug 17, 2015
Sir replied to Jake R.'s discussion Dealing With Engagement/Marriage Pressure From Girlfriend in Early 20s
"Maybe print out your post and hand it to her! OK, not literally, but you made your case very strongly.  I totally get what you're about. It sounds like a communication problem:  she can't hear what you're saying.…"
Aug 17, 2015
Jake R. posted a discussion

Dealing With Engagement/Marriage Pressure From Girlfriend in Early 20s

Hey everybody, so I've been having a lot of thoughts about the relationship I've been in for almost 1 and a half years now and I'd like to ask for some advice. Just to let you know this might be a tad long because I'm gonna put some background info and context behind what I'm gonna say so just bear with me.I'm currently 23 years old and my girlfriend is 21, and she is about to start her senior year of college while I am taking a couple classes part-time this year after graduating with my…See More
Aug 17, 2015
Kit the Odd replied to Jake R.'s discussion Opinions About Millennials Getting Married Young(er)?
"I got married younger (22) and have been that way longer (15+ years) - and I approve wholeheartedly this message.   And I'll add this - nothing else I would have done in my 20s would have made me a better human being, man, or even…"
Oct 30, 2014
Regular Joe replied to Jake R.'s discussion Opinions About Millennials Getting Married Young(er)?
Oct 30, 2014
Jack Bauer replied to Jake R.'s discussion Opinions About Millennials Getting Married Young(er)?
"That, it was.  Corrected, I stand. JB"
Oct 30, 2014
Regular Joe replied to Jake R.'s discussion Opinions About Millennials Getting Married Young(er)?
"My post was in response to the original post. "
Oct 30, 2014
Jack Bauer replied to Jake R.'s discussion Opinions About Millennials Getting Married Young(er)?
"For those whose eyes spook easy, it's better formatted at the link.  For those who don't want to click the link, it's copied above.  All is…"
Oct 30, 2014
Regular Joe replied to Jake R.'s discussion Opinions About Millennials Getting Married Young(er)?
Oct 30, 2014

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At 11:20am on January 14, 2011, t-train said…
Welcome to Armchair Generals!  Nice to have you onboard.
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