Q. I’m 22 and have been with my wonderful boyfriend for almost four years. We met during our freshmen year of college and have basically been glued at the hip ever since. He’s my best friend and the love of my life. Occasionally, he’ll say things like, “When we’re old . . .” and “When we have a big house . . .” that imply that he thinks about marrying me. I definitely think about marrying him and if he asked me in a year or two I would say yes. (I would marry him now, but we both just graduated and I think our parents would say we are too young.)
I have a one-bedroom apartment that he spends every night at because it doesn’t make sense for him to stay with his parents out in the suburbs. I can tell that his dad, who is traditional and religious, doesn’t really approve of this but doesn’t say much about it because his son is 22 and clearly an adult. My boyfriend is definitely moving into the apartment in September when his full-time job starts. Yet, it’s July and he still hasn’t told his parents that’s his plan.