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How is already having 4 children and then getting married the "proper" way?.. you and your partner could get hitched tomorrow and by her logic be just as "proper".
To answer your question just ignore the dig, she's probably trying to get under your skin with an ulterior motive.
So they are both virgins and each still live at home with their parents? That's the 'proper way'. You should have also pointed out that your relationship has lasted longer than most marriages anyway.
Back under your bridge trolly troll troll
Who cares? She's probably stressed out planning the wedding and just spoke without thinking. You should be your normal self with her and just ignore the dig.
I wouldn't put any weight behind her words, because she's obviously not perfect either.
Don’t react at all. She will soon learn that the “proper way” is just them falling to societal pressure and not because that’s what they really want to do.
There is no such thing as ‘the proper way’ any more. The fact you have been together 28 years is testament enough of your love and commitment for each other, not a piece of Paper. Ignore her comment, and hold your head high.
Smile is your wise reply. Because she has a long long way to go. Congratulations on twenty Eight years and lotsa kids. Let’s hope she is “married” for that long! Silence is key because your choices worked for you. Possibly marriage would not have.
People who aren't married and say that their relationship is just the same as a married couple are the same sort of people who say that the love they have for their furbabies is the same as parents have for their children. It is no where near the same. Good on your son for having the gumption to do something his parents couldn't be bothered to do.