Been with my boyfriend for 4 years, I have a son from a previous relationship but my boyfriend has been in his life since he was a year and a half.... Show More
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Honestly, if there is a chance that you boyfriend will not be staying in your life long term, I think it is best for children to stay out of the relationship. I think that the bigger question in my mind is why you boyfriend hasn't proposed after dating you for four years. By now marriage should have at least crossed his mind. You might want to have a talk with him about the future. I don't mean nag him about getting married. But more of an honest discloser of your feelings: "I see myself spending the rest of my life with you. You are the best thing that ever happened to me. I think we could have a really good life together with 2.5 children, a house and a dog." And then just see if he is on the same page as you are. Maybe he never wants to get married. Maybe he doesn't want to have children. Maybe he doesn't see the two of you ultimately together. No matter what he is envisioning, you need to know about it because it will forever impact your life. Maybe he wants things to stay just the way they are. You can't shy away from the possibility of hearing something you don't want to hear. Just be brave and let him know what you want.