Acknowledge it’s weird
Because, it may feel that way at first. As psychologist Dr. Yvonne Thomas, Ph.D. explains, getting the ‘I know this is difficult to talk about but…” out of the way in the beginning, it can make it easier to speak freely. “Express that it seems like the time has come, at least for you, to express how you feel about your significant other and where you feel you are at in the relationship. By letting your partner know this is hard for you to talk about, too, it may encourage him to also have the courage to be honest back with you,” she shares.
Yvonne Thomas Ph.D. is a therapist in Los Angeles. To read the full article “How To Have The ‘I’m Ready To Get Engaged’ Conversation” on brides.com