So I have been with this girl that I have loved very much the past two years. She was very happy and always mentioned getting engaged but ill get to that. The past couple of months we have been having little arguments here and there. She has mentioned taking time apart so we can figure if we really want to move on with this relationship. Two weeks ago she mentioned taking more space because she is in her early 20s and wants to go party and have a good time with friends since she never had that chance too when she was 21. She says she still loves me and wants to be with me but just needs space to get negativity out of her head ? She said this isn't to hook up with a guy or start seeing other people she just wants to go out and have fun before settling down. She still continues to call everyday and sometimes text as well.

As for the engagement thing a couple months ago (while I had the ring) she brought it up and I told her to not expect an engagement anytime soon. Probably not the nicest thing to say and I regret it a lot right now but I don't want her to know its coming I want it to be a surprise. Well after the whole 'space' thing we went out a few days after and had some drinks. The ring thing slipped out and she was very excited about it but I don't want her to feel I'm using this as a 'carrot' so to speak to get her back. I want to show her I can change my ways and be there for her by talking to her when she calls but since then I have called her maybe two-three times. I've spoken with her mom about the whole thing because I feel like a jerk for causing this when I really did have the ring. Her mom told me she has had a rough past and this is what she does to heal and also I should be lucky she is still talking to me cause past ex's she just cuts herself off from them.

My question is what should I really do? Im confused on the whole situation because I really love her and if I lose her I'm going to feel horrible because I could have prevented this from happening.