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Date: Sep 17 2002


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In between dating and marriage is the engagement period between two people. This time allows the bride and groom to make necessary plans to start their life together. It is usually an exciting and romantic time for the couple.
Listen as Anna tells Nedra about getting engaged over the weekend…


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Nedra:  How was your Labor Day weekend?

Anna:  Well, I had a little bit of a life changing surprise.

Nedra:  What happened?

Anna:  I got engaged.

Nedra:  Oh my gosh, that’s so exciting.

Anna:  I know it, I was totally surprised.

Nedra:  You didn’t see it coming at all?

Anna:  No I didn’t, I thought it would be a much longer dating period before we got engaged.

Nedra:  Well, how did he do it?

Anna:  Um, in front of a fountain, in front of a…in..by a park, a beautiful hotel and he asked and I said yes.

Nedra:  That’s pretty romantic Anna.

Anna:  Yeah, I was just glad I didn’t cry.



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What a wonderful day for Anna! It sounds like she is very excited about getting married. Now she begins the long process of planning a wedding.
Weddings come in all shapes and sizes. Because each couple plans a celebration to suit their own style, engagement periods vary. If the big day is going to be casual, less time is needed to make arrangements. If the couple is planning a formal black-tie ball, getting all the details in order takes a little longer.
Are you engaged or married? How did your spouse, or you, pop the question? Come to the Life Goes On message board and let us know!
Have a great week,



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@shoba Our friend julito is not only an expert in relationship matters,but also full of humor in dealing with difficult questions.

04:42 PM Feb 18 2015 |



Sri Lanka

You are so right, S&W.

Our dear Julito seems to be an expert in these matters!

03:23 PM Feb 18 2015 |

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@julito As the saying goes,the older ,the wiser.You know well about woman.hehehe.

@a2020 when you success in proposing,let us know it.We’ll sent our best wishes.

02:54 AM Feb 18 2015 |





yes, very important to mention that you want to marry her, although don`t forget while you pop the question to open  a jewel    box containing a three stones diamond engament ring ,that for sure will dazzle her and you may then start sending out  wedding invitations to all your EB`s friends:)))))

09:10 PM Feb 17 2015 |

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