My boyfriend and I are coming up on 5 years together this summer, and he hasn't proposed yet. We've been living together for 2 and half years, and have two dogs together. I have asked him a few times why he hasn't asked me to marry him yet and even if he wants to marry me, and he has never really gives a straight answer. He's even turned it around on me saying "you only want to get married to have a big party", which really upset me.

For awhile I had myself convinced that just being together is enough because I'd rather be with the person I love than not all. However, the other night we went out with some friends that were visiting from out of town and came to find out they got engaged the night before after only 2 years together. Since then I've been feeling really insecure, humiliated, depressed, confused, and resentful. I don't see the point in telling him how I feel, because I know he knows. He saw my reaction when I saw the other girls ring! I don't think being his girlfriend will ever be enough for me, and I don't want to wait another year HOPING he will propose. I'm going to break up with him right after our vacation in a month, but I just need to know why guys do this... stay with a girl for years and in that time never propose? It only makes it harder to end the relationship and I feel like there is something wrong with me. Why can't they just be honest when confronted?