Been dating for 2 years

in my experience as a relationship counsellor and psychologist, there's a golden window of opportunity in which to get married - between 18 months and three years after your first date.

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And you need to sit down and have an honest conversation about how you both see your future.

It may be painful, which is why so many of us avoid the conversation in the first place.

But at the risk of appearing a killjoy, I have to say I feel worried for her.

Let's face it, her bridegroom has not exactly come crashing in through the undergrowth like, well, Indiana Jones, has he?

They need cast-iron proof it's for the best before they'll change job, move house and certainly before they'll get married. She has been with Paul for four years and he is using one excuse after another not to get married. Harry, 54, a businessman with a grown child, thought he was too old to marry a second time.

But, aged 34, Barbara wants a family and she deserves to know how committed Paul is. But Amanda, 41, still felt young enough to have a white wedding.But if you shy away, the repercussions could be heartbreaking.Missing this golden window to show your love and commitment to each other is not an uncommon phenomenon.Like most other things in life, courtships have a sell-by date.The truth is that if, after three years, you want a wedding and your partner doesn't (or vice-versa) then something's wrong.Marry too early when you're still in the first throes of passion and you risk all the pitfalls of a whirlwind romance.

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