Andrew Firestone and Jen Sheft were engaged in the eyes of his parents who were tentatively looking towards a Spring wedding around their home before the couple broke up. They were together working in the family business for 10 months. Would you say that because they didn't end up married, they had a "fake" engagement?Originally Posted by blasie;3338025;
Ian was very reluctant to propose; that was the whole conflict. Indeed, they had that sinister brother of his try his best to talk him out of it, yet Ian did anyway. He and Meredith were together for a year before he decided he couldn't take that one final step.
Would you say that because they did not marry in the end, they had a "fake" engagement?
When is an engagement a fake? When it doesn't end in marriage?
When only one one person thinks he/she is engaged?
When not to be excuses the other person seeing someone else on the sly?
When is it justifying, rationalizing, or semantics?