He loves you, the sex is fantastic and you offer him all the security he needs. They bought a house together and Emma assumed they'd get married once their careers were established - James was setting up his own business. Instead, she set up scenarios to set the scene for a proposal.
Add to this his alleged propensity to do things as he pleases and at his own pace, and the end result is years of dithering.Perhaps, if cracks truly are appearing in Prince Charles and Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall's marriage as reported in this paper last week, it has something to do with the fact the couple procrastinated for years before tying the knot?Of course, if ever a couple had reasons to delay marriage, they did.Anthony, a 35-year-old financial adviser, saw his parents split up when he was a child and vowed he'd never marry. Anthony was equally upfront that he'd never wed, but as the years passed and Hannah saw all her friends getting married, she became desperate. But as they said their vows, Hannah looked into his eyes and could read the reluctance. They couldn't get past the resentment they both felt.But his girlfriend, Hannah, 32, a marketing director, had spent her life dreaming of a white wedding. They'd been together five years when Hannah gave Anthony an ultimatum. Some men - and women - find it difficult to make life-changing decisions.They'd been together seven years and Emma, then 34, was ecstatic. 'Why couldn't you be happy with the way things were? Emma filed for divorce - 18 months after getting married.