How can an engagement be broken off? Is an engagement considered a marriage?

TL;DR? No, engagements are NOT considered marriage. Marriage is marriage; engagement is an agreement to marry, usually with a date.Many young people on Quora appear to get confused about the obligations of various stages of relationships.Dating is usually a test; you are experimenting to

How is it to break an engagement just before marriage?

Usually, People won't break an engagement unless there is a strong valid reason behind it. Because, People will proceed for engagement after feeling the person as life partner from heart and marriage is a most beautiful and an important event

How long is an engagement meant to last before marriage?

Your focus is the "wedding day". Reality check marriage is more than just the day. It is the expression, communication, compromise, adjustments from the day you decide to get married.Engagement allows you time to get to know each other and the families. In the

How much time period should marriage take place from the day of engagement?

In my community we generally don't decide the date of marriage after engagement. It is rather just the opposite. Which means we first design the date of marriage and then probably a month earlier we will finish up the engagement ceremony.Yogesh is Yogesh is a bit different grace. I know that probably you are getting married with

Marriage is such a legal entanglement. Why not just buy the ring, have a wedding and honeymoon, without actually being legally married, then live together as long as you can stand each other? Or, do women always want that legal 'commitment'?

My brother- and sister-in-law didn't "believe" in marriage. After their second son was born, they realized that there were a whole slew of legal rights that automatically devolve to the spouse and offspring, and they wandered off to the court, got a wedding license, and

Should we give more time for marriage date after engagement?

3 months time must be ideal and too much time can become problematic.  There is nothing hard and fast and this also depends upon individuals concerned but generally speaking, getting married quickly after engagement is considered best.Marriage is a commitment between two individuals in the presence of

What do married people wish they had known before getting married?

1. That living in with someone day in and day out you must be sure you really like the person.2. That once the romance hormones die down the reality kicks in. :) 3. That marriage is not for everyone.4. That the marriage can get better with years or go downhill.5. That the grass was never

What made you break off your engagement?

One poem from a very young girl had been the instrument to call off our engagement!Let me brief a background, our families were well-known to each other and ours were purely an arranged relationship. I worked with her father for 3 years before our engagement. Her father was

When is it time to end an engagement for marriage?

Your question is rather ambiguous - do you mean,

Why are 'house husbands' less common than 'house wives'?

Because of the origins of male-female work division in our prehistory. In nomadic hunter-gatherer tribes, men were expected to do the hunting -- the part that involved putting your life in danger by going out of the known safe areas and killing and bringing

What are the most important things one should consider before accepting a marriage proposal?

Consider the parents of the prospective spouse !!!!Now many wont agree with this. But let me try and explain.Lets see what are your options.Check for compatibility ?? Passions change with age, thinking change with age. No 2 people can be 100% compatible. They can only work hard to enjoy things together as

What is the opinion of people of Indian origin regarding Priyanka Chopra being engaged to Nick Jonas?

Its a opportunity.PC is strong headed women, I remember in one interview she said she doesn't need a man in her life as such but only for a child.She is already 36 and has her eggs to worry about for her future child.With this marriage she will be

After an engagement I found out the girl had illegal relations with another person. Is there a chance to cancel the marriage?

Yes....you can. Its just an engagement. Breaking an engagement is very common in Indian culture. If you are sure about your information, then go ahead. Once you get married you will be trapped, and it would be very difficult for you to get out of it. You

Are there any legal implications to breaking off engagement in India?

No.Marriage, at best, can considered a civil contract you enter into after getting legally married. Divorce is the permanent way to break the contract and judicial separation is the temporary way. Merely walking out is not tenable under Hindu Marriage Act and a judge may force you to go back to the in-laws

Are there legal ways to resolve a case in which a woman refuses to return an engagement ring after an engagement is broken off?

Laws that cover weddings, engagement rings and divorces are created by individual states.  That means 50 answers to your question if you are in the U.S. Most states, though, consider an engagement ring a conditional gift, based on a promise

As an Indian did you have a courstship period before marriage and engagement in an arranged marriage setup?

Yes.. We got to know each other before marriage. Such things were impossible three decades back.I met my in laws and my husband in my college hostel, in March. There was a gap of 6 months in between this and marriage. My parents were abroad then. So

Can I buy insurance for an engagement ring in case she bails and doesn't give it back; she may not?

Can I buy insurance for an engagement ring in case she bails and doesn't give it back; she may not?Insurance covers loss by an owner.You would not be able to collect, even if there was such a policy, because you wouldn't be

Can I get back with my ex-fiance after 7 months of breakup?

Sounds like you stuffed up somehow but if she is still speaking to you, then it's probably worth a go. Long distance relationships are frequently doomed to failure and are prone to misunderstandings due to the fact that the partners are not seeing each other to "touch base" regularly. Egos is something you have to

Did you ever break off an engagement because you realized the person was a narcissist?

No. There's only ever been one person I've wanted to marry. She's warm, giving and loves me more than she loves herself as I do her. And together we make one complete person. I suggest this is the type of person you should find too. No one should settle

Do you have to return the wedding and engagement rings, if the marriage lasted less than a month?

Well, the ring was given...It would be nice to give this back if the marriage did not work out to give the guy at least some of his money back. But, it is not required because it is no longer his.Not sure if someone would want to keep around a reminder of a

Engagement (marriage): How do I get my parents to approve of the man I wish to marry?

The thing about parents, and I have two so I know this stuff, is that they like to believe that anything they say or do, was their idea.You need to be aware that if you present them with a 'fait accompli' they will likely reel in shock.Don't try to 'make' them like him

Engagement (marriage): How long should a relationship go on before a guy can propose?

Okay, when I was in my twenties, I had noticed something: people would go together -- even live together -- for years, before deciding to marry. Then, within a fairly short time, they were getting divorced. WTF?I concluded that the mechanisms we had

How can an engagement be broken off? Is an engagement considered a marriage?

TL;DR? No, engagements are NOT considered marriage. Marriage is marriage; engagement is an agreement to marry, usually with a date.Many young people on Quora appear to get confused about the obligations of various stages of relationships.Dating is usually a test; you

How to enjoy my time period after engagement and before marriage

The question wording almost makes it sound as if you see this time as a last ditch opportunity to have personal fun before you are tied down to one person for ‘the rest of your life'. If you see marriage as a trap you can't escape from you probably shouldn't be getting married to this person, you

How to know if my girlfriend is ready for me to propose

You can try what my fiance did: speak hypothetically about it. Some US-centric examples:"Would you like to walk over to the ring section?" (Sure?)"What would you think of having a ring like this one?" (I like that style, but would want a smaller stone)"Would you like to try it on just to see?" (I suppose)"Would that

How to break my engagement

Ok. Don't marry. Because you don't like him now and you will never like him. Keep your relationship with anybody, BUT don't marry anybody its a big decision. How To break:Tell your fiancee you dont like him. If he is a creep and still does not break, then tell him

How does the transition between engagement to marriage feel like?

I am waiting for our wedding, and it's a roller coaster to me. I decided to marry this man because I feel comfortable and confident when he's near me. And we like to spend time together as friends, fool around and we share the same outlook on the future.In

How is it to break an engagement just before marriage?

Usually, People won't break an engagement unless there is a strong valid reason behind it. Because, People will proceed for engagement after feeling the person as life partner from heart and marriage is a most beautiful and an important event in everyone's life.If

How long do most engagements last before marriage?

Most engagements last a maximum of a year BUT long engagements aren't unheard of.Right in the middle of a 3-year engagement myself, I can tell you there are pros/cons:It gives you lots of time to save money, plan the

How long is an engagement meant to last before marriage?

Your focus is the "wedding day". Reality check marriage is more than just the day. It is the expression, communication, compromise, adjustments from the day you decide to get married.Engagement allows you time to get to know each other and the families. In the West couples live together for

How long is the average engagement period before marriage in the U.S.?

Sorry, I don't have statistics, if that is even possible. Try the Institute for Social Research Home - University of Michigan Institute for Social Research The average doesn't matter. Take as long as you need. I know someone who had an 8 year engagement and a <1 year marriage (her husband was

How long is the typical marriage engagement period? Can it go too long?

Typically, it lasts as long as it takes for the wedding to be planned and executed. That can be a few weeks, a few months, or a few years.Some people like to have long engagements so that they can develop some certainty that they're making a sound decision to marry. Sometimes long engagements can indicate that someone doesn't

How long should an engagement last?

In the United States, the duration of engagement before marriage varies widely; there is no prescribed time period. The duration of today's engagements is based on many factors, some logistical in nature, others deeply personal to the couple.Way back when (I couldn't find specific dates), the

How long should you date before you get engaged to be married?

At least 6 months. That time is just a guide. The real measure is have the 2 of you agreeed on fo upu want kids , if so how are you going to raise them , punish them, reeard them. How are you going to spend money, save money. How you both feel about crefit cards. What are your

I recently got engaged. The other day, while being stressed, he slapped my face. Should I break off the engagement?

Yes, your life literally depends on not marrying this man.Please inform a close family or friend about what has happened.If you have bruises take pictures and I recommend that you file a police report and press charges.BEFORE YOU DO ANY OF THE ABOVE, please make

Is 18 too young to get engaged?

I was engaged at 18, and married at 19. I married the right guy. It will be 43 years this summer. We had known each other for 2 years. We were both in college when we married. We were poor as church mice for a few years, but we made it work.If you wait until

Is a 'nikah' an engagement or a marriage?

A nikaah is a marriage in the eyes of God, but the parties can treat it as an

Is engagement before marriage important? Is something wrong when a couple gets married without an engagement?

Engagement is really a time to make wedding arrangements. For instance there may be a situation where the couple has a limited time frame. In this case, either the wedding would need to be very simple and informal, or there would be a lot of work to be done in a very short time.But remember that there are legal

Is it better to break an unwise engagement than to proceed with the marriage?

Better to Break Unwise Engagement-Even if an engagement has been entered into without a full understanding of the character of the one with whom you intend to unite, do not think that the engagement makes it a positive necessity for you to take upon yourself the marriage vow and link yourself for life to one whom you cannot love

Is it ok to have recently gotten engaged and find your future wife has been giving her number out to other guys and been in communication with them or is it an over reaction?

I think you should wait and see for the next 6 months after marriage. Observe her very closely if she is talking to the male friends, including how much time she spends talking or if she talks more sweetly, if you are lucky enough then those males are

Is there any Indian law to force marriage after engagement?

No there is NO LAW TO FORCE MARRIAGE AFTER ENGAGEMENT. Each party can still exercise their own free will and decide.Engagement does not obligate a person to marry the one to who he/she is engaged.However, once the existence of promise to marry is proved then its breach would certainly be actionable under section 73 and 74 of the

Is three years long enough to wait for an engagement ring before giving up and moving on?

This is one aspect in relationships where communication seems to be a no no.Why? I dont get it.For everything else we turn to communication and encourage it but for marriage (which is a huge and important part of a relationship) we bottle up, suck it in and jump to conclusions.Do

My friend asked me to loan him 10K so he could buy his GF an engagement ring because she said she would say no to anything less. Without sounding petty, how can I tell him to run for his life?

BIFF is a good response to possible contentious communication: brief, informative, friendly, firm. BIFF. One word can be a complete sentence:

Shall I give my fiancee one more chance or break the engagement?

Okay so many here are arguing her ethics and character. I would want to say something to you first. YOU ARE AN IDIOT. Here's why:1. The terrible BIGOT that you are: First you said you didn't care of her past. But when a slight issue came up, you dug and dug. Not just into her

Should you consider breaking off an engagement if you don't like your in-laws?

It depends.If you notice the same traits and proclivities that you despise in your in-laws in your beloved, run, don't walk, as far away as you can get and don't consider marrying.If your intended is totally different from his family that you don't like, you have to figure out how much that family means to your future

What are some precious moments never to miss during the time gap between the engagement and marriage?

Hi Dear,All moments are precious, take this time to plan your life and wedding, see what you want from life and what does he.what you do will totally depend on whats your equation between him and you and also the fact that is it a love marriage or

What are some things an engaged couple should not do before getting married?

Have children. Having kids adds a lot of stress, lack of sleep, arguing, and takes away time that you could be spending on each other, just enjoying each other's company. Your focus changes, from being on each other, to being on the kids, and if you don't have as strong of

What are the bizzarre reasons for breaking off the engagement?

A2AThe most bizzarre and frequently seen reason is

What are the most effective ways to break the engagement in an arranged marriage?

I don't have any experience in marriage and stuff.. I would say what i would do if i were you..I would call or meet (preferably) the guy or girl whom  i am going to marry and  state them the

What discussions should partners have after getting engaged and before getting married, but not before getting engaged?

Anything having to do with money (including pre-nups, spending styles - for real, debts and net worth).Anything having to do with the wedding.Any significant health issues or concerns that you're aware of now if they might impair or change how you

What is an acceptable amount of time to remain engaged to be married?

Someone once asked Abraham Lincoln how long a man's legs should be. He replied,

What is the difference between an engagement and marriage?

Engagement is a period where plans for the future are made and agreed upon. Also all problems not resolved during the dating period are reviewed and resolved. People tend to rush into things. They do not spend time resolving problems that come up while dating. They think that those problems can be

What is the law where you live regarding engagement rings and who gets them when an engagement broken off? Do you feel it is fair?

Forgive me that it is copy/paste. I think it's fair.Illinois is a relatively straightforward state when it comes to this question. An engagement ring is viewed as a gift in contemplation of marriage:

What kinds of things did you take into consideration when choosing your engagement ring and/or wedding ring?

My late husband of 32 years of marriage died 3 yrs ago. I had a simple solitaire diamond and 14 K gold wedding band. It's all we could afford and I was grateful. He bought me a very nice 3 diamond

What's the best way to break off an engagement?

Millenials will tend to text the bad news , but this seems impersonal and flip. The person wishing to break it off must meet with the other and look them in the eyes. There is no need to apologize because it is the right move to avoid the wrong situation. Be kind and avoid hurting feelings by highlighting

When a man proposes to someone with an engagement ring, does he also begin to wear an engagement ring after the person accepts his proposal?

I have never seen a man wear an engagement ring. But I did buy my husband an engagement ring after he proposed to me, because why not!Since it makes more sense the guy would only wear one ring at a time, I bought him an under

Who should be responsible for insuring an engagement ring during the non-married stage when finances are not yet combined?

Interesting question. Generally the owner that would face the loss if it was stolen.Normally engagement rings are the property of the recipient.Now in the us... most jewelry is insured through riders in home owners or renters policies and if you live together... you may find that your jewelry may be covered already there... talk to your

Will a couple start speaking with each other after engagement or after marriage?

Only the married people could be called couple in the societal context. Both must remember that they are single until wedding takes place. Talking to each other before marriage should be diplomatic only. All religious marriages take place in the faith that both the bride and groom are serene by their