this is natural and probably will last the rest of your marriage, or forever (the bad news). while data on average marriage age exist, there isn’t much out there on the specifics of engagements.
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but as a baseline, ian kerner, phd, lmft, licensed psychotherapist, couple's therapist and author of she comes first, suggests that one to two years is often a good amount of time to date before getting engaged. nelson, phd, licensed relationship therapist, board-certified sexologist and author of the new monogamy and getting the sex you want, also believes that while each couple's situation is different, it's most important to learn how to communicate when you have a conflict, rather than focus on the time frame.