Apart in the south & Horrified in Michigan
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My boyfriend, “Jimmy,” and I have been together for two years. After about four months, out of necessity we moved in together and it was great. Not long afterward I got a job two hours away. Since I moved, we get to see each other only every two or three weeks. The separation has been tough, but when we’re together, everything is perfect and all is right with the world. I feel we were fated to be together. Before the move, Jimmy and I often talked about marriage, and although I am not crazy about it, I knew it meant a lot to him, so I proposed (ring and all). He initially said yes, then sort of asked me to take back my proposal. Since then, he has been avoiding all discussions about our future, and I don’t know what to do. I’m willing to quit my job and go back to be with him, but I’m scared he’s going to get cold feet. Obviously, I’m hopelessly in love with him, but now I’m feeling lost and confused. Last Friday was Grandparents’ Day at my kids’ preschool. My parents attended and were well-behaved for the…