In the past, things had always been slightly awkward between my boyfriend and I whenever I mentioned us getting married. I’ve mentioned that I was ready many times before, but he never was quite on the same page, saying we’re still so young and that we shouldn’t rush things. All good reasons. We’ve been apart now for almost a month (in two totally different countries) and he’s been acting differently. Today, I was on the phone with him and he seemed teary-eyed (although, of course I couldn’t see him). He said, “Being apart from you hasn’t changed the way I feel about you. I love you and I want to be with you forever, babe.” My heart and breathing literally stopped for a split second. It was great to hear something so sincere. Not that he never is, but it’s just crazy how time changes everything. Distance changes everything.