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Married but never engaged

I am one of the women who did not formally experience an engagement. My husband is not the kind of guy who would check designer engagement ring settings. I never had that “kilig” feeling wearing an engagement ring. My husband never popped the question “Will you marry me?”. He just plainly told me “Let’s get married” after 5 years of being in a relationship. Then the rest of the wedding plans is history.

Literally, I am married but never engaged. Not a big deal, really. Even if there was no formal Church wedding happened, I’d still be thankful. In fact, I was the one who told him that we’d better have a civil wedding when I got an offer to work in a Cruise Liner just before we reached half of our wedding preparations. Engaged or not. I am already Mrs. Carvalho. Period.

Marketing Manager at Adventures Beyond Group | WAHM | Ex-OFW | Music Enthusiast | Cactus and Succulent Hobbyist | Hello Kitty Lover | A 42 y/o mom of two lovely girls sharing her adventures as she walks through motherhood and having to do most things on her own while her Indian national husband works miles away from home.


  • Flora Rouse

    My husband is the same. Not only did he not ask me to marry him with a ring. We were on a vacation and while sunbathing on the beach, he turned around and said: “I have an idea, let this be our engagement trip.” I told him that it doesn’t count without a certain piece of jewelry, and so he went to an internet cafe, and ordered a pearl necklace from a site called because he said, that it will remind me of both the sea and the engagement. Well, he was right, and I actually think it was a cute and thoughtful gift, and different as well. We are a bit different than other couples in general.


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