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How I (Almost) Ruined My Marriage Proposal—Part 1

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I may be jumping the gun or tempting fate by posting this before I have the ring on my finger, but I couldn’t wait to kick off a series of posts about how I may or may not have ruined my chances of a marriage proposal in the future. I love my boyfriend… I love him even more that he puts up with an abnormal girlfriend prone to listening to her gut and reading for other people! The fallout of doing so many readings is my psychism increases in other ways, with or without the cards. Therefore my boyfriend (the poor guy) can’t get away with anything. It also is very hard for him to make any surprise plans for me. If I sense anything is amiss, my telepathy/psychism goes into overdrive to determine what’s going on.

Without further ado, here’s what happened:

Boyfriend (BF) and I were talking about the football pool he was in. It was one of these football pools where you make a guess about which team will win each game, and you couldn’t choose the same team more than once. If you guessed and the team lost, you only got two passes. Two wrong guesses, and you are eliminated from the pool. There could only be one winner at the end of the season, and that person won all the buy-ins for the pool. If BF won the pool, he would win $3,000.

By around the middle of the football season, BF was still in the running and had not had any wrong guesses. It was no secret at that point that if he won the pool, he would be putting his winnings towards the purchase of an engagement ring.

As we were discussing the fact that he was still in the running, I quipped, “You better win; I want my ring.” We both started laughing, and then I had a flash… a picture in my head of BF proposing to me at my favorite restaurant (and also the place where we had our first dinner date). It was so strong that I had to grab the railing next to me because I got dizzy and nearly fell. BF grabbed my shoulder and asked me if I was okay, and I said, “I’m fine, don’t worry about it.” He kept pressing me, because he knew I was not saying everything. We had discussed a long time ago that if I “saw” or “heard” things, including surprises from him and/or reading his mind, I was to keep it to myself. Mostly because it upset BF that he couldn’t express himself in his own way when I continued to fish his thoughts out of his head. I agreed to this, so when he kept asking if I was okay and what I saw, I replied, “You don’t want me to tell you, remember?”

He finally prodded me enough that I turned on him and said, “You’re going to propose to me at [name of restaurant].” He looked dumbfounded, and then he started laughing.

“See? I told you you didn’t want to know.”

His response: “Damn it. Now I have to do something else.”

This caused me to start yelling, “Nooooooooo!” (Because it’s my favorite restaurant for both sentimental reasons AND I love the food.)

Results? Proposal Plan #1 destroyed. Kaput. Finito.

You would think I would learn from my mistake, but in the coming months, I have Parts 2, 3, and 4 to come of this series. Because, as so many of my friends have said, I can’t just keep my mouth shut.


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19 Responses to How I (Almost) Ruined My Marriage Proposal—Part 1

  1. HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  2. wendi says:

    Soooo hilarious

  3. Ha! I love this story!

    I ruin surprises for my husband all the time – I am the best “gift guesser” and have been able to accurately guess even the most obscure gifts. So he learned a new tactic:

    A few yeas ago, I was out of town and he decided to renovate the bedroom while I was gone. He didn’t want me to guess – and thankfully, I was at a yoga conference so I was a bit too busy to hone in. The day I was arriving home, he knew he had to act fast: so he sends my son to pick me up and I asked my son “what are you doing here?” My son tells me that my husband had to “go help a friend, J, who was having problems”. Now this particular friend ALWAYS has problems (and I’m not crazy about him either) so I got furious! I started stewing and yelling and having a temper tantrum. I was blindingly angry – hence, I was not able to pick up on the surprise. I walked into the house ready to be a total biotch and then I saw the bedroom…..and I cried…..and I laughed.

    Moral of the story: if I am super angry, all my spidey sense for surprises is GONE.

  4. Rhonda says:

    Ok, I’m bad when I am the one to try and keep a secret about a gift, especially if I buy it weeks in advance. My family teases me all the time. I will buy them gifts and “try” to plan a few months ahead….but, I give them their gifts and I am forced to buy them more.

  5. Bri Saussy says:

    Oh how I love this–hilarious!!! My husband is sneaky and romantic and psychically aware himself so he is able to catch me at weak moments when I am not paying attention-but my other family members have just given up-they know that I am onto them!

  6. Angel says:

    This is FABULOUS! I cannot wait to read the others!! Oh how I always wished I had this type of gift… and now I’m not so sure! My husband surprises me pretty much every time he wants to… and I’m not a huge fan of surprises 😉

    So was he bummed??? When are you putting the other stories out here?? 😉

  7. What a funny story! I’m not a big fan of surprises, but after reading this, I’m kinda glad that I don’t have your gift. There are some surprises that I would really hate to spoil by knowing in advance what would happen. I’m looking forward to reading the rest of your tales!

  8. amy zellmer says:

    Oh goodness, this is so adorable! One of the hazards of being an intuitive I suppose!!! GREAT story, thank you so much for sharing!! <3

  9. How fun, fun, fun! He’ll say he’ll do something else and then surprise you by NOT switching up. And you’ll be a good girl and not poke around in his head….


  10. As an intuitive, i loved this…and even more as somebody who doesn’t always know when to keep her mouth shut! Can’t wait to hear the rest of the story!

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  11. Hilary says:

    Thank you to all of you for your great comments.. I’m giggling reading them all, and the BF is pleased and amused as well!

  12. Cynthia says:

    so, so funny!

    My husband has hardly ever been able to surprise me. I just sense when things are going on. But a few years ago, he pulled off a grand surprise and took me to see Les Miserables in Sarasota, FL … a significant road trip for us but it was the closest it was showing.

    I still remember the look in his eyes knowing that he did it. Since then, I try my best to ignore those signals so that he has the joy of surprising me.

  13. Sue Burness says:

    So funny! I like Marita’s idea-and here’s another one-why not propose to HIM?

  14. Hilary says:

    To answer a few questions:

    Angel: He wasn’t particularly bummed, just mad and amused at the same time. I’m planning on posting more stories in the next few months, maybe one a month.

    Sue: For all my unconventional ideas, for some things I’m very traditional. In addition, BF would probably not like that idea. I think he does want to be the one to do it, just in his own way. He’s teased that now he’s just never going to propose so as to REALLY surprise me! 😉

  15. I love this story :)I am usually really good at guessing what my husband is up to, but recently he has gotten better or at least found a different tactic to get things under the radar . . . I have to admit I sort of like being surprised so I understand the disappointment when you figure it out ahead of time. I look forward to seeing what your boyfriend’s other plans were 🙂

  16. Inga Deksne says:

    That’s so funny to read. So your boyfriend has a really tough task – to surprise you. I wonder can you see things that he plans to do, or you already know what he will be doing even before he does?
    I’m looking forward to reading your next posts. Thanks!

  17. Leah Shapiro says:

    Teeheha! Funny stuff!

    I can always tell when something is up…it drives my boyfriend crazy!

    I’ve also gotten good at projecting my desires into his head.I can’t tell you how many times I thought- I would really love some flowers! and he shows up with them later that night. Or.. ..mmm…I want red velvet cake and he bring me a cupcake for a treat.

    It only works when I’m in a good mood and not trying to do it.

    I look forward to reading the rest of your stories.

  18. Brandy says:

    Haha, I never thought about how difficult everyday stuff could be when you have psychic gifts. 🙂

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