me and my boyfriend have been together just about 6 years, we have a daughter and things are really good but every time I bring up marriage he says he's thinking about getting me a ring soon but then it never happens and frankly I'm tired of it.
I met my ex wife on January 10, 1989, I went into the Air Force on Feb 14, 1989, I came home on Memorial day weekend and proposed (May 27, 1989). We were together 25 years and have 3 amazing boys. The divorce was her idea, I would never have wanted one. When you know the person is the right one, you just know. There will be no hesitation, no worries (at least about the person, there are always some worries). You won't be able to wait to spend the rest of your life together. We were young and did end up waiting 5 years to get married. I was 25, she was 22.
I would sit down with him and have a good talk about this. Let him know how you feel about how he tells you he should get a ring, and then nothing happens. Let him know that you two have been together 6 years and have a beautiful daughter together. Let him know that it would mean so much to marry the man you love and get to celebrate that with friends and family.
It doesn't sound like he is opposed to marriage with you. It merely sounds he is just being lazy and not getting things going.
Let him know how important it is to you to get married. Hopefully he will see how much it means to you and he will pop the question soon!
You make a decision. If you can live with never being married stay with him. Its good! But if you cannot, leave. Its ok to coparent. But if marriage is what you need in life, by 6 years he's unlikely to give it...