It has to be the right reasons

Dating 6 years no proposal

He had to grow up and get to the right place. When I look at my relationship and what I value in it - having someone to come home too, a person to sleep next to in the bed etc. Don't do it just becuase it seems the next step, or because you are dependent.

There isn't anything that I am not doing. And really shame on your boyfriend for not telling you what he really wants. It has to be the right reasons. In this situation, I greatly feel you have abandoned your autonomy, you r self sufficiency and your independence for this notion, this ideal of marriage with this one particular man. If you really want to make this relationship work, you need to regain your self control, and find your individualism as whatever cost.

When you spend that

The things you attract to your life become routine. Nothing is worth giving that up for, no matter how stable the guy or situation.

He had said he never wanted to get married. If there are issues in the relationship before you get married they won't go away - being married just seems to emphasize them more. No matter how open a guy seems, they are still traditional about some things. When relationships get to this point, your maturity rate slows because your life lessons become limited. My spouse should boost me up, not pull me down.

In fact a

Sweetie, not all men are these natural leaders. You shouldn't get married for stability etc. The best modern relationships are those that offer a healthy balance of learning, freedom and teaching, so that you know how o balance being a couple and maintaining your own individuality as people. You shouldn't settle for him - you are worth so much more than that. If it's meant to be, it will happen.

In fact, a true leader boils down to the character of the individual, not the gender. When you spend that much time with someone, you tend to forget your autonomy and your individuality.

We have a lot in common we travel and enjoy each other. If he says no then it is time to move on or come to terms with continuing a relationship knowing you will never get married. But think long and hard about why you want to get married. He needs to know that you can live without him and be fine.